How many square feet of your home do you use on a daily basis? Probably the bathroom, part of the kitchen, part of the living room, and your bed. So why pay to heat and cool all that extra space? Besides, traditional homes are stuck in one spot, so if you tire of the scenery, you’re screwed. That’s why we love these innovative camper concepts: they’re tiny, efficient living spaces that let you pick up an move whenever you feel like it.

Image via Kevin Cyr

No, you don’t have to adjust your picture–that’s really a camper sprouting out of a humble shopping cart. This may be the tiniest tiny house we’ve ever seen, but that doesn’t make it any less important in the world of low-impact living. Many of the world’s underserved populations use shopping carts as a way to transport their few belongings from place to place. Designer Kevin Cyr wanted to explore intersections between housing, recycling, and mobility, so he made this Camper Kart out of recycled materials. Visit his site to find out what it looks like inside. Cyr is also the brilliant mind behind our second pick…the Camper Bike.

Image via Kevin Cyr

This cleverly designed bike trailer offers twice the indoor space than the Kart, but is still light enough for one person to move on their own. The camper’s interior features small and efficient appliances as well as a place to sleep and storage. Even better is the fact that you can actually stand up in this one.

For lots of people, car camping is about as close as they get to roughing it, for others, sleeping in the car is a necessity when wind or rain compromise your alternative shelter. Instead of hunkering down in the front seat with a crushed up pillow, why not stretch your legs with the expansive Yatoo car camper concept?

yatoo concept
Image via Yatoo

As Gizmag notes, the Yatoo helps transform both the interior and exterior of your vehicle into a comfortable sleeping and eating space, complete with beds, changing area, and kitchenette. If you’re not the kind of person who likes to cook (or sleep) under the stars, this could be the perfect solution. What other cool camper concepts have you come across? Share them in a comment!

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