Land Rovers have been popular for decades but we’ve never seen one that transforms into a tiny home like the Wild Fennec. Brice and his wife Irina designed this expandable camper on their Defender 110 with a cooking area, drop-down bed, and even a toilet and hot shower.
Brice grew up in Morocco, Africa traveling often in 4x4s and 6x6s. After he started traveling with his wife Irina they wanted something more comfortable for their growing family. They built out this camper and named it Wild Fennec after a nocturnal fox found in the Sahara and Arabian deserts.
With the push of a button, this camper expands into a comfortable living space in only 43 seconds. The back rack also drops down and transforms into a deck. Their roof is topped with four 100-watt solar panels to give them more than enough electricity to power everything.
The kitchen has a sink, fridge, drawers for storage, and a stove that runs off the same diesel from their tank. This eliminates the need for propane and makes it easier to boondock in remote areas across East Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East.
Their dining area is across from the kitchen and within arm’s reach of all the drawers. To maximize the space, the couple added in tracks so the dining table and seating can slide over to make room for the shower and toilet.
The space opens up as a shower stall with a rainforest fixture and red curtain that pulls down. A small portable toilet also slides out from within the stall when needed.
At night they can lower the bed by the push of another button. Their mattress drops down from the ceiling on wires but still leaves enough room to access the bathroom space. This system allows them to have a larger bed to sleep on without having to sacrifice the space during the day.
Watch Brice and Irina give the full tour in this video by Kirsten Dirksen. You can also learn more on their website at Wild-Fennec.com.