At first glance, this appears to be where a Bond villain resides, but it's actually the stunning villa on Dunbar Rock. It's basically a one-time private villa perched on a private cay southeast of the mainland island of Guanaja in the Bay Islands, Honduras. Spanning 15,000 square-feet, spread across 4 floors, it comes complete with eight air-conditioned rooms, a private helicopter pad, infinity pool, indoor gym, indoor bar and dining area and a small beach area. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.
The problem with most camping trailers is that you need a backup generator or other external power source, but Safari Condo's Alto has solar panels built directly onto its elevating roof, which can retract at the push of a button. Available in two different models, the R-1713 / R-1723, they also feature a king-sized bed, dining area, fixed flush toilet, a small kitchen, and plenty of storage space. Continue reading for a detailed video review and more picture.
Another day, another mobile home, but this time, it's the Kimberly Kruiser. A rugged trailer equipped with a set of 16-inch all terrain tires, an advanced air suspension system, and a luxurious yacht-inspired interior. Featuring frameless, a smart washing machine, tropical roof, hybrid energy system, reverse turn technology, a lithium battery backup generator and even Black Magic Lighting, or in other words, touchless lighting control. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.
The EarthRoamer XV-LT may appear to be a luxury apartment on the inside, but it's an all-terrain expedition vehicle that goes anywhere. Based on the 4WD turbo diesel-powered Ford F-550, this vehicle comes equipped with solar panels for electricity, hardwood cabinetry, leather seating, granite counters, a king-size bed, private bathroom w/shower and comfortable seating for 8 adults. Want to town a few of your toys? The XL-VT has a 12,500 pound towing capacity, which includes a motorcycle rack out back. Continue reading for an exterior video tour and more pictures.
Photo credit: Antarctic Heritage Trust New Zealand
A box of previously unseen photo negatives taken by the Sir Ernest Shackleton's expedition photographer was discovered in a shack, perfectly preserved in a block of ice by conservators of the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust. These cellulose nitrate negatives were left there when Shackleton's party became stranded on Ross Island because of blizzard damage to their ship. "It's the first example that I'm aware of, of undeveloped negatives from a century ago from the Antarctic heroic era. There's a paucity of images from that expedition," said AHT Executive Director Nigel Watson. Continue reading for more.
When is a van not just a vehicle used for hauling family and friends around? When it comes equipped with two gas burners, sink and compressor refrigerator. Introducing the Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo Camper. The included fresh water tank has a capacity of 38 liters, ensuring that everyone stays hydrated, while the waste water tank can hold 40 liters. A two-seater bench in the rear quickly converts to a bed at the touch of a button, or prop the camper section up, and you'll have yet another place to snooze. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.
Most campers simply aren't made to be used alone, but the Tonke Fieldsleeper is an entirely different story. Netherlands-based designer Maarten van Soest combined his love of tiny homes with RV campers, and created a spacious mobile home that attaches to the back of a van. Once at the destination, it can quickly be detached, and serve as a standalone mini home. Each Tonke camper is handcrafted, and features a living area, kitchen, guest bed, as well as space for three adults, should a friend want to crash. Continue reading for a video of the unlocking mechanism, and lots more pictures.
If you're a multi-billionaire seeking the ultimate in luxury, the MIGALOO should be on your wishlist. At $2.3-billion, this private submersible yacht not only boasts a helipad, two-story owner's suite w/private patio, and eight VIP suites, but also a gigantic pool bar. Want to explore the ocean? It can also dive up to 787-feet, enabling you to view marine life from your luxurious sea vessel. No word yet on when this machine will hit the ocean. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.
The problem with towing large trailers around is that you have to deal with potentially dangerous swaying, and that's where the Beauer Camper comes in. It measures 8.5 feet long by 6 feet wide when being towed, but it expands to 3-times its size at the push of a button. That's right, the nestled tin can-shaped camper expands to its full size in just 20 seconds, complete with bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living / dining rooms. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
At first glance, this appears to be some type of floating barge, but the once-abandoned Solent Fort is now a luxurious hotel. Nestled a mile outside Portsmouth Harbor in Hampshire, England, this stylish boutique hotel is housed in what was formerly used to defend against naval attacks from the French. Guests must access the hotel by ferry or speed boat, and have the option of staying in several themed rooms, or for those who want the ultimate in luxury, the Crow's Nest luxury suites. Unfortunately, one night stays begin at $750USD. Continue reading for two more videos and additional pictures.