Motorhome maker Hymer and chemical company BASF have partnered to create the VisionVenture, a mobile tiny home built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis.
The concept car-home was created as a foreshadowing of what travel could be like by 2025, according to Hymer. The home uses modern technology to increase its self-sufficiency, including a solar panel-like photovoltaic system in the inflatable roof and paintwork that regulates the surface temperature and the interior of the home.
"A major source of inspiration for this project was the camper community, who have given us new impetus with their creative ideas and DIY conversions," Hymer President Christian Bauer said in a prepared statement.
Hymer utilizes many preexisting "tiny home" concepts that allow the compact Sprinter to feel more spacious, according to the motorhome maker.
For example, many elements of the home are multi-purpose, including a lamp that serves as the patio light, ceiling light, and an interior light pendant. The staircase, which leads to the roof, doubles as a storage unit, and the bathroom sink can be tucked away to make room for the shower.
"We are confident that we will be able to introduce some elements from this array of innovative and extremely customer-friendly solutions into series production in the not too distant future," Bauer said.
Take a look at the VisionVenture concept built on the same van Amazon uses to deliver its packages: