Mobile homes, house trailers, and similar temporary (and possibly traveling) housing solutions used to be synonymous with distastefulness. However, designer Andrea Zittel turns this concept of a small, makeshift shelter into a chic, customizable establishment. Sturdier and more spacious than a camping tent, the A-Z West wagons leave ample room for a traveling couple, or can accommodate a cozy family of four. The form of the wagon station is very new millennia, a quarter-wedge of a cylinder with a domed top that easily folds down to encapsulate the space. Many individuals have created their own extensions from Zittel’s original wagon, and the varieties of formations have the potential to give rise to an artistic, futuristic village. The fun, inhabitable pods compose the A-Z West Wagon Station Encampment, based in the California desert next to Joshua Tree National Park. Check also More Mobile, Portable Architecture for Today.

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  • Arty Scott

    Our youngsters are not encouraged to exercise their imaginations. And yet such as this proves how necessary it is.

  • michael

    this is absolutely amazing. They seem a little tiny though, I’d be afraid of feeling a bit claustrophobic.