Think of the Romotow by New Zealand-based W2 as a Swiss Army Caravan that only appears as a normal trailer when being towed. When you find a place to set camp, the center section folds out, which reveals a floating living quarters of sorts, complete with steps that lead up onto the deck. By opening the sleeping area, you also get an increased floor area. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
“To a lot of people, [caravans are] not desirable…including us. Generally, you’re using it in summer, and it’s stinking hot, and you don’t really want to be inside a caravan. And if you don’t want to be inside, you’ve got maybe some sort of screen you can pull out, and a rickety chair and table…it’s not that nice. We thought why don’t we come up with something that integrates a house and a deck. Generally you’ve got a good view when you’re out in the wilderness, and you want to take advantage of it. That was the inspiration, just to create a connection with the outdoors,” said W2 Director Stuart Winterbourn.