Shopping Cart Camper Calls Attention to Housing Issues
Camper Kart is both a sleepable design and a statement about housing and ecology
Artist Kevin Cyr has a fascination for vehicles which shows in his paintings and die-cast models of modes of conveyance both real and fanciful. In 2008, inspired by the tricycle rickshaws he saw while visiting China, he created his “Camper Bike” statue and a series of paintings exploring the possibilities of low-footprint, portable housing.
In 2009, Kevin continued his exploration with “Camper Kart,” a regular supermarket shopping cart fitted with a pop-out temp that sleeps one comfortably and two in a pinch. The $2,000 Kickstarter campaign funded successfully and the Camper Kart is now a reality. The Kart is built on a reinforced shopping cart frame with weighted bottom to avoid overturning when made top heavy by expanding the tent. The camper includes a front and back door, side pop-out panels and canvas roof and walls.