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Unique Travel Trailer Gets A Penthouse View Everywhere It Camps

This post was updated on March 15th, 2024

Artists, by their very nature, push the limits of what is possible. They challenge our understanding and create works that influence people for generations. Other times they create pieces of work that leave us scratching our heads. This unique travel trailer from French artist Benedetto Bufalino perhaps falls somewhere in between. He took an everyday caravan and turned it into a unique travel trailer unlike anything we have ever seen.

Bufalino put this simple caravan on an extendable cherry picker!

Pent house trailer

Benedetto’s creation features an ordinary-enough travel trailer with a few windows. That is where the ordinary turns extraordinary. The unique travel trailer sits atop a hydraulic scissor lift that pushes the RV well into the trees, giving any occupants one heck of a view (and possible scare).

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Benedetto is quoted as saying “I wanted to propose a caravan to go in the sky, in the clouds, the trees.” Mission accomplished wouldn’t you say?

Bufalino camper at night

Just think what you could see from up there?

Camper on a tree picker

Looks even better (more romantic?) at night.

Romantic tree top camper

The interior is not furnished as this unique travel trailer is designed for shock and awe instead of amenities. The scissor lift gently lifts the RV into the air. As night falls, the carefully placed lighting creates a view for onlookers that is sure to be worth sharing around the water cooler.

We can’t help but think what may happen if this caught on. Driving through a campground full of air lifted RV cabs 75 feet in the air. Vagrants running off with your gear on the ground and all you can do is watch. Not to mention a good gust of wind would make even the toughest guy squirm a little, right? Interesting to think about, yet it may not be ready for prime time quite yet.

Watch the video to see this tree top camper in action.

Original video by BENEDETTO BUFALINO

The real question is, would you go for a ride inside it? Just be careful if you decided to pop out of bed for a midnight stroll. That first step is a doozy!

H/T: DesignBoom
Photos courtesy of Benedetto Bufalino

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3 thoughts on “Unique Travel Trailer Gets A Penthouse View Everywhere It Camps”

  1. A nice balancing act, but not at all practical. First it is precariously balanced on a very small area, and being so high up, if the slightest cross wind should hit it, it would tip the whole vehicle onto it’s side. The headache received when it tipped over would likely give you TBI.

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