This Tiny Camper Pops Up in Just 30 Seconds

This Tiny Camper Pops Up in Just 30 Seconds

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Nancy Mitchell
Oct 31, 2018
(Image credit: Udo Camp)

When I was little, my sisters and I had a pop-up Barbie camper, and I thought it was the coolest thing in the world. This real-life camper is just like that, right down to the kitchen in a slide-out drawer—and unlike the Barbie version, it can be ready to go in just 30 seconds.

This one, called the iCamp, is a design of Dutch company Udo Camp. Making Barbie's camper move-in ready required painstakingly fitting together a series of teeny-tiny connectors and support poles. The iCamp, on the other hand, has an electronic roof that rises at the push of a button. Magically, what looks like an unremarkable trailer becomes a very portable little home.

(Image credit: Udo Camp)

Inside there's a generous seating area with a table, which converts into a double bed at night. Next to the seating area are two panels you can flip open to reveal the kitchen. With the panels closed, this area can convert to a single bed or lounge area. There's no bathroom, but hey, you're camping.

(Image credit: Udo Camp)

When the weather is nice (which hopefully it is the whole time because hey, you're camping) you can slide out the kitchen, contained in a drawer in the body of the camper, and pop up the support leg underneath it. The kitchen includes a four-burner gas stove, a sink, and a 40-liter refrigerator. Compared to the one in my New York apartment, it looks kind of spacious. Udo Camp even makes an awning that can be turned into a full extra room, if you so desire.

(Image credit: Udo Camp)

Thanks to its compact size, the iCamp can be pulled by even a smaller car, and you don't need a special license for it. The basic version of the iCamp costs about $15,550, and is currently only available in Europe. Here's hoping someone will come up with something equally clever for us stateside campers soon.

(Image credit: Udo Camp)

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