If you’re wondering where I’ve gone (staff writer Emily here), I’m in Germany harassing Hymer to actually build this thing. I’m kidding, though I wouldn’t mind a trip to Germany. However, if this cute little van/RV/tiny home does go on the market any time soon, you bet I’ll get my hands on one (Chuck, pay raise?).
The Erwin Hymer group just debuted the VisionVenture, a concept built on a Mercedes-Benz chassis ready for the adventure-seeker (that happens to have a beautiful interior that looks like a high-end city loft). As I mentioned before, it’s not on the market yet (and probably won’t be for a while), but it does remind us that Europe continues to make the American RV industry look bad… at least design-wise.
The interior of this cozy little thing uses bamboo, leather and gray felt to add texture, dimension and, of course, warmth. The living area converts into a full-size bed, as many vans do, but there’s also a small staircase inside (hellooooo extra storage space!), leading up to a pop-up sleeping area on top of the van.
If it’s a nice evening outside, you can pop out the rear door, drop a gate and you’ve got a deck complete with a slide-out electric grill. Snazzy, huh? That’s not the only thing that transforms either. The bathroom, which one minute contains a toilet and a sink, rotates and a rolling wall appears, creating a spacious shower space complete with shelving.
Anyway, the pictures say it all. It’s cute, it’s cozy, it encompasses everything that van life is about, and I want it…now.
You can read more about it here on Hymer’s website (just make sure to translate the page, unless you’re fluent in German).
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