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The Collapsible Caravan Pods

These colourful domes are set to transform the image of caravanning holidays from gloomy pastime for pensioners to cool city-getaway for young professionals.

The collapsible Caravan Pods fold away to fit standard car parking spaces and are light enough to be towed by the smallest of cars but they stretch out to reveal a spacious holiday home.

The interior is split into two pods. The Comfort Pod has seating and sleeping space for two adults, with a 12 volt power supply and audio system. The Service Pod offers a water system, power supply and storage space for personal items.

The Caravan Pod has been designed as a 'cool' alternative to the traditional caravan. Large central window contains an electro-chromatic film, which changes from transparent to opaque at the flick of a switch and also helps keep in the heat.

The interior is kept simple with glossy surfaces reflecting light to give the illusion of space and stop it from feeling claustrophobic. And the six onboard power sockets mean luxuries such as the television, fridge and kettle do not have to be left at home.

Industrial design graduate David Tonkinson, 23, from Poole, Dorset, hopes to transform the caravanning holiday market with his design. The Comfort Pod has seating and sleeping space for two adults while the Service Pod has a water system, power supply and storage space. He said: 'Caravanning is a relatively inexpensive and environmentally friendly way to get out of the city, into the countryside and experience nature.

'But caravans and caravanning are regarded among younger generations as a dated and old-fashioned pastime. 'I believe caravans are in desperate need of modernisation if they are to overcome the stigma surrounding them and are to appeal to more than just retired people'. 'I wanted to create a novel, two person caravan that appeals to a fashion conscious user. It also had to be small and lightweight enough to be towed by a small car.' 'My capsule caravan expands and contracts, allowing it to be compacted for storage and towing'. 'In its closed position the caravan is small enough to be stored in a standard car parking space but when it's open it's not claustrophobic.'

The Pods fold away to fit standard car parking spaces and are light enough to be towed by even the smallest cars He added: 'The rounded form came from the the idea of splitting a caravan in half to allow it to expand and compact'. 'Not only is the shape unique but it also has natural strength and aerodynamic benefits'. 'All the other elements were designed to echo the form of the body, with the chassis and window wrapping round it in a very organic way.'

The exterior coloured body panels, interior panels, walls and floor are contact moulded glass-reinforced-plastic. The window is polycarbonate with a polished aluminium frame and neoprene seal and the chassis is cast steel, nickel-plated to protect it from corrosion

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