Otocycles

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Otor and Otok, two retro-like electric bikes with a very quite engine and autonomy up to 50 kilometers, by Barcelona based Otocycles

via domus

yesterday’s tomorrows

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From a ’67 magazine ad: the legentary amphibious + convertible Amphicar Model 770, pulling the ab fab 4.30m long amphibious + fully equipped mobile home Suleica F430 SwimmCaravan, both sold briefly during the 1960s in the USA by German companies.

vintage pot tractor

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The 50’s pot-shaped tractors of Gevalia‘s (coffee and tea brand) mobile cafe in Gävle, Sweden.

Image source from Gävleborg County Museum, via retronaut

On a tour of inspection..

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I have been meaning to post these images for quite some time, and the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide yesterday, flooded by an ocean of crocodile tears from the international community provides a bloody good occasion to do so.

Found at Siris, these photosouvenirs are from Judge E. Gorlia‘s second journey in the Belgian Congo (ca. 1915 ). Gorlia was a keen amateur photographer and at the time acting as an alternate to the public officer at one of the seven tribunals of first instance (sic). In the description text you’ll find the following lines:

The hammock was the only conveyance available for travel on land. It was swung beneath a bamboo pole carried on the shoulders of two strong African men. They could travel 20 to 30 miles a day. In normal time, there were four pairs of men for the hammock, two men carrying at a time. Men strong enough were almost impossible to find because they were likely to go off to work in the mines.

 

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Belgian Congo transportation

 

 

voiture de police poulailler / Benedetto Bufalino

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Busted chickens in a reconstructed 1970s police car, turned into a fully functional chicken coop, by French artist Benedetto Bufalino

via designboom

Paradise Parking / Peter Lippmann

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Paradise Parking, from the personal work of American photographer Peter Lippmann

Hank Butitta Bought a Bus

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As his master’s final project, architect Hank Butitta transformed a school bus into a mobile home, equiped with a kitchen, bathroom, beds, storage and flooring from reclaimed wood panels.

Find more and follow his travels at Hank Bought a Bus.

via ny daily news

some previous posts on mobile living:

De Markies by Eduard Böhtlingk

The travelling Academy of UnNatural Science

Del Popolo mobile pizzaria truck

Keg apartments from tanker tracks by Aristide Antonas

Opera house  by YSIN

Extreme Flyboarding

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Extreme water Jet Pack fun from the Aquatic Aviation team, shot on the island of Oahu in Hawaii,  check out the behind the scenes footage here

previously: Phoenix Fly wingsuit  +  JETLEV R200

Daf33 Peddle cart / Snode Vormgevers, Keukenconfessies

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A Daf 33 transformed into a peddle cart made by Snode Vormgevers (aka sly designers) collective and Keukenconfessies.

previously: WAW  + ELF velomobiles

WAW velomobiles / Fietser.be

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The WAW is the “Ferrari” of tricycles, originally developed for human-powered vehicle races and the fastest velomobiles available on the market. The new eWAW adapted for daily use by Fietser.be offers an alternative sustainable transportation as a sportif electric bicycle for longer trips.

The eWAW has an aerodynamic full body helmet for safety and complete weather protection, a 250W electric motor to give a person -w/average fitness level- the power output of an athlete and precise steering even on sharp corners.

 

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Find why the eWAW is 80 times more efficient than an electric car and much more  @ low tech mag

ELF velomobiles / Organic Transit

 

A more conventional three-wheeled velomobile, made with 45% recycled aluminum, electrically assisted by a 480w lithum battery and built in 60w solar panels, storage compartment, created by Organic Transit, a Durham, North Carolina-based company.

via wired

check a cool three-wheeled electric car here!

the C-1

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An electric motorcycle encased in a metal shell, steering wheel, foot pedals and two big gyroscopes under the floor to keep it from tipping over, even when a car hits it from the side!

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The C-1’s top speed  is 120 miles per hour (193 km/h) and it can travel 200 miles on a full charge. Designed by Daniel Kim, the self-balancing motorcycle will be delivered in the United States by Lit Motors. Each motorcycle will cost $24,000 for the first production run of 1,000 in 2014.

via New York Times