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$17,146
pledged of 15.000 $pledged of 15.000 $ goal
58
backers
20days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, August 14 2019 4:06 AM UTC +00:00.

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Admittedly I have been having #Vanlife aspirations. There may even have been the occasional daydream of owning a Recreational Vehicle. However, my sense of responsibility prevents me from justifying either. 

To still satisfy the urge towards a nomadic lifestyle, I can often be found parking my family car recreationally at scenic sites. I am quite the happy camper when I go about my things around the backside of the vehicle such as brewing a cup of coffee. But, when the weather is throwing a spanner in the works, who wants to resort to seeking shelter inside the vehicle or worse, flee the scene?

 So I came up with the idea for the CARSULE, a Bring-Your-Own-Booth concept that latches onto the backside of a car. It offers ample sheltered space, it allows for panoramic views of the surroundings and conveniently connects to the car's interior. Yet, it can be packed and stowed into a portable package when not in use.


This is a recording of the design process when we started to develop vanlife.  You can click on the link if you are interested.

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Living Room in a Pill?? a Pop-up Cabin for your hatchback Car

Designs 

The cubic shape allows for 2-meter standing height making the interior a suitable space for a wide range of indoor activities.  

Not only can you sleep in the CARSULE, you can also sit up and stand in the area as the large space accommodates a wide range of motions.

The CARSULE is designed for cars that have a tailgate that swings up. Many hatchbacks, minivans, MPVs, SUVs or station wagons have this kind of rear door. In its "up" orientation, the door serves as structural support for the CARSULE. 

The CARSULE's frame consists of two metal spring loops that run along the outline of the side panels. These loops are connected to each other by four aluminum rods. The structure gets its stability from being anchored to the vehicle's rear door with an adjustable anchor strap. Diagonal ceiling tension lines prevent shear deformation while doubling as a means to hang accessories from the ceiling, such as a lamp or cooling fan. The CARSULE is fitted with attachment points for guy lines that can be used for added stability.

The adaptive seal is designed so that the CARSULE can latch onto a wide variety of car models.





Thanks to the hatchback, CARSULE has a great reliable support and it can be installed quickly. With the guy rope, CARSULE can even withstand strong breeze (Beaufort #6).

When the weather condition is good (Beaufort#0-3), CARSULE can be deployed with just the guy rope.



Features

 Unlike most tents that is only meant for sleeping, CARSULE provides you with a living room in the outdoors, and offers mobility since the simple installation makes the movement possible and easy. Initially, coming up with a pop-up space of 2 meter height is a design challenge, but after many trials and errors, it is finally resolved and translated into reality. 

In order to make the structure stable, we came up with new adjustments.

 First, we design the hatch door fix strip and ceiling tension doors. Adding the rigid aluminum frame joint also works perfectly when we realized that geometry required some fix joint. On good days with nice weather, the guy-ropes are not necessary. To make the space more cozy, we chose a customized material which also provides UV protection. This makes CARSULE much cooler than a normal tent. Adding the mosquito net and felt carpet increases the comfort level.

Detail 


Installations


How to start up 

How to pack up



Rewards 




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Time Line

Risks and challenges

We have already completed the production of the first batch of 100 pieces.

Due to high costs of production and shipping, coupled with the long hours needed for testing, we are considering putting an upper limit on how many Carsules we will be releasing on Kickstarter. This so that we can ensure all backers get their rewards according to schedule.

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