Take the Outdoors With You

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Dutch designer Kevin Van Braak stripped the inside of his 1976 caravan, added a few faux outdoorsy touches, and added the hardware to make it all fold back into place -- all for the sake of bringing the outside out.

"My caravan appears to be no different from any other caravan when it is pulled behind a car," writes Van Braak. "When opened it manifests itself as an artificial garden, park."

The Biod Bambi Caravan, which seats 15 (plus a stuffed badger), is the first in a series of trucks, buses and trailers turned mobile, artificial outdoor spots that might soon be for sale in the US. Van Braak writes that he just has to decide on a price.

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