Dwell's Favorite 12 Exterior Camper Design Photos And Ideas

An innovative splash of color carries this trailer into compatibility with the pink clouds striating the horizon.
Few things capture the spirit of intrepid road tripping and outdoor adventuring better than trailers and camper vans. Yet don't worry if you're not quite ready to buy your own mobile mini home just yet. These 10 options allow you to enjoy the freedom and convenience of mobile living, without making the full-time commitment.
Staying true to Airstream founder Wally Byam Credo’s mission “to provide a more satisfying, meaningful way of travel that offers complete travel independence, wherever and whenever you choose to go,” Airstream recently released the new Basecamp—the lightest trailer in the Airstream fleet.
The HC1 also features classic wheel fenders and comes in seven retro-inspired colors.
You’ll notice the design includes vintage-inspired teardrop rear side markers.
A lightweight frame enclosed with taut fabric and sheets of Jobert Okume marine plywood are used for this 44-square-foot hybrid prefab trailer house.
Part tent, part RV, the NASA-inspired Cricket Trailer is the go-to camper for the modern road tripper.
+Farm is based in upstate New York, where land can be cheap but new housing prohibitively expensive: when a resident breaks ground on a waterfront site, their taxes can dramatically increase. What if new housing didn't need to technically break ground? "Our thought," says +Farm Director William Haskas, was "let's discuss ideas for a new type of dwelling....one that could potential help the people that actually live in the area."
The jaunty boat-like shell of the Hütte Hut began with a case study undertaken by Brian and Katrina Manzo, a husband-and-wife team of industrial designers behind Sprouting Sprocket Studio.
Vintage Trailer Show at Modernism Week

Zoom out for a look at the modern exterior. From your dream house, to cozy cabins, to loft-like apartments, to repurposed shipping containers, these stellar projects promise something for everyone. Explore a variety of building types with metal roofs, wood siding, gables, and everything in between.