For camping enthusiasts, the arrival of warmer weather is more than welcome — it means it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming seasons’ road trips and campsites. But do you really want to do it the old-fashioned way, with a tent? Make just one mistake setting it up and the whole thing comes crashing down on you in the middle of the night. Or how would you like to wake up to a curious bear tearing the tent open? You could get a camper, but they’re too big and expensive, right?
Not necessarily. In the spring of 2018, the Nest is hitting the market. It’s small, just over 16 feet long, and made of lightweight materials. But it’s the surprisingly roomy and very nicely appointed interior that really impresses. Stepping inside, you’d think you were on board a cabin cruiser! Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom — somehow they all fit. As you’ll see in the video posted below, a lot of attention was paid to low-key but stylish design.
The story goes back to Robert Johans, a designer and fiberglass expert based in Oregon. He started a trailer restoration business called The Egg Plant. His work there gave him ideas and he set to work designing what would eventually become the Nest. The market segments he had in mind were “adventurous empty nesters” and younger ‘Dwell’ magazine readers who have a more sophisticated palette and higher expectations.” Johans also says, “Design is everything. Design, innovation, and quality. We’re taking the industry forward with clean, contemporary, automotive styling.”
When Airstream saw what Johans was up to, they liked it so much they bought the company. According to Airstream president Bob Wheeler: “Nest is a product that conveys sophistication, simplicity, and upscale modernity. It made sense for us to partner and help bring this design to market.”
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