Not only is this highly unusual-looking vehicle a hand-made camper – it runs on electricity. Built from plywood, fiberglass, epoxy resin, bicycle parts and an electric motor, ‘Golden Gate’ by San Francisco artist Jay Nelson is reminiscent of all of those amazing hand-crafted house trucks from the 1970s, but with a very modern power source.
The tiny camper measures just 96″x54″x64″, making it just large enough inside to lay down on the bed platform. By day, that platform also serves as the driver’s seat. There are no conventional gas and brake pedals here – the driver uses controls on the steering wheel to operate the vehicle.
The Golden Gate is better equipped than you might expect, with a sink, stove, cooler, storage compartments and even a toilet. It has a rack on the roof that’s clearly perfect for surfboards and other recreational equipment. It can travel 10 miles on a single charge.
While its top speed of 20mph and lack of headlights doesn’t exactly make it ideal for traveling long distances, it’s easy to envision owning a tiny house like this for use as a swanky home base for camping. Who wouldn’t love to have all of the amenities of home while spending the night in the woods, or at the beach?