The modern lifestyle has created a new genre of digital nomads – people who love nature while balancing their work and technical life. While we long for a digital detox, we can’t really cut our smartphones completely off. How can the humble trailer designs be adapted to their new camping needs while maintaining the sacred balance between inside and outside? The answer to this is the “NoMad” – a light and robust vehicle that is presented as a fusion between a traditional tent and a futuristic-looking van designed by ABIBOO Studio.
Each NoMad creates this balance by designing 3 unique compartments – a wet area that houses the kitchen and bathroom, a living room / guest room / study, and thirdly, a master bedroom that separates from the living room so you can end up disconnecting the Day. The layout of the trailer keeps the wet area in the center of the design and automatically creates a barrier / separation between the living room and bedroom. Given the space constraints, every bit in the vehicle design includes storage space and hidden seating. Thanks to the intelligent use of terraces, we can use the outside space as soon as the trailer has settled in. Overall, the design balances out four aspects: lightness (which saves fuel), resistance to collision or overturning of the vehicle, a minimum thickness that gives the best insulation, and finally an aesthetically packaged house inside and out. These mobile homes can be installed in unique outdoor locations. Because of its size, it is easy to park in the city and in the garage of the main residence. This is an important requirement for those who want to decide when, where and for how long to stay in one place.
Working from home and teleworking have exposed the futuristic scenario where commuting is an absolute minimum. Journalist Kimberly Mok, author of The Modern House Bus, emphasizes: “The Internet enables a growing number of people to work or travel from home and work full-time, combined with a strong interest in the minimalist lifestyle. We are seeing more people transforming their vehicles into houses that they can take with them wherever they go. “The freedom of location is reminiscent of new-age campsites equipped with excellent WiFi connectivity and other digital requirements – complemented by bathrooms and a grocery store, surrounded by many green or endless miles on the beach – and meeting like-minded people, if bump them on your way or have a meeting with your friends. Call me a romantic but I think it would make the perfect meet-cute! The future is a further development of our past when we face today’s challenge of creating a future that is unique to us, the digital nomads!
Designer: Studio ABIBOO