Andreas Stavropoulous is a landscape architect, based in Berkeley, California. He has a 1959 Airstream trailer nestled in the backyard of his house, which he bought and converted into a design studio/living space.
Most of you already know by now that I am an avid traveler, who loves the idea of travel trailers and caravans, so when I read about this outdoor studio space combined with a vintage mobile home, I was immediately captured. I love the idea of working from a non-conventional space that connects me to creativity, design and the open road all at once. And as Andreas says: “You always have the potential to move…” Continue reading
Life outdoors is not always as easy as we think. Even though you have to love it in order to do it, the reality is that sometimes we face some challenging moments. For that, we have to have the best gear out there. The Ténéré Expedition Tent is by far the best camping gear we could possibly get.
This unique tent is perfect for roadies – it has a special spacious garage bay, designed for sheltering motorbikes; the bay also serves as a sheltered utility area for cooking and relaxing after a hard day’s ride, as well as a storage area, workshop or dressing room with enough height to stand up and change gear. You can be sure that this tent has everything you need and then some. This is major league, baby, you have the best gear you could possibly ask for – Now go out there and discover the world. Continue reading
The biggest fear of any camper is foul weather. There’s not much you can do about it, and even worse, there’s not much you can do while it lasts. Except maybe one thing, fix yourself a hot drink with the Foul Weather Kettle. Invented decades ago in Ireland, this kettle allows the camper to bring to a boil up to 1-1/2 qts of water, using just some shavings or a handful of twigs.
It operates in windy rainy conditions as on a sunny day, functioning as a hollow-center chimney surrounded by a double-wall boiler. If the weather is no good, any camper should make sure the equipment he has allows him to catch a break and enjoy a nice cup of hot drink. Continue reading
Going outdoors means to be as practical as possible. There is a constant need to save storage space and to pack light weight equipment. If you’re an avid cyclist then the Bikamper is as practical as you can possibly get.
This bicycling tent is a personal shelter that utilizes a 26” mountain road front wheel in place of tent poles. The main body is constructed of water-resistant urethane coated 45D ripstop nylon and features three mesh panels for ventilation and stargazing on pleasant nights. The fly is constructed of fully waterproofed 70D ripstop nylon for additional protection should the weather turn foul. Both tent and fly pack down to a small, compact size, and has its own special stuff sack that straps to the handlebars. Now, who’s a happy camper? Continue reading
The Almdorf Seinerzeit is a charming mountain retreat close to the Austrian Nockberge National Park. It looks as if it was taken out of a children’s fairytale, with its charming, chocolate-box village, 20 traditional mountain huts, bathing house, two ponds, and all the fresh air you can imagine. Continue reading
For this item you have to imagine background music of soft drum beats and jungle sounds, the smell of campfires, fresh foliage and scented candles and Meryl Streep dressed for “Out of Africa” walking towards you. Or you can just look at the pictures to see that the tents at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort are a perfect setting for discerning grown-ups with an adventurous side. Continue reading
When going outdoors there’s only one golden rule – keep it minimal. It means taking only the essentials and saving space in your bag, because you’d need it. The Italian Camping Utensil Set, from Garrett Wade, is all about following the golden rule of minimal space while providing you with all the essentials that you need. Continue reading
When going outdoors rain is part of the challenges you have to encounter. Although there’s nothing like the fresh scent after the rain, the last thing you want to do is get wet. The Dry Fly Rain Tarp, from Eagles Nest Outfitters, will help you with that.
This is the perfect camping gear – an extremely easy item to set up and take down, made of Poly-Treated rip stop nylon, provides you with large rain coverage area for dry storage and has external compression system to stuff the sack for compact travel. The Dry Fly’s perfectly shaped drip lines will cover you and your gear and will keep you high and dry. Continue reading
I was quite surprised when I read about an architect, who decided to buy and remodel a 1978, 25-foot Airstream trailer to serve as his living/working space. However, when I saw the result I was literally blown away.
When architect Matthew Hofmann made this decision, some people just didn’t get it while others said he was living their dream. What was once an old broken down travel trailer turned into a polished, bright and airy, modern living space. Continue reading
When we’re out camping, hiking or kayaking, we usually want to give special attention to the chilling out time. After all – this is literally quality time. For a good, descent chilling-out activity we’ll definitely need the DoubleNest Hammock by Eagles Nest Outfitters – It’s simply the best.
Made of high strength breathable woven nylon, it can carry a maximum weight of 400lb and it packs down to the size of a grapefruit, so you can pack it in any backpack with no hassle. What a great thing to have after a long day of climbing and hiking, set it up quickly and easily and enjoy some quality time with your partner, family, friends – you name it. Continue reading