Reinventing the Gypsy Caravan

Tonke Campers Tonke Campers

Tonka Campers, cre­ated by Dutch doc­u­men­tary film­maker Maarten Van Soest (and named after Maarten’s daugh­ter), offer a refresh­ing take on dis­pos­able travel. They are obso­lete already, in the best pos­si­ble way, and mature rather than date.

Eschew­ing the typ­i­cal molded plas­tic and vinyl, they are hand-built in a vil­lage in the south of the Nether­lands using tra­di­tional meth­ods and mate­ri­als. Rus­tic lux­ury awaits on the inside, with pol­ished mahogany fit­tings, teak floors, porce­lain sinks, chrome faucets and glass windows.

In as lit­tle as 15 min­utes, the camper unit can be removed from the vehi­cle, allow­ing for place­ment in a gar­den as a guest cot­tage or inspi­ra­tional workplace.