“Orange-Peel House” for Campers Fits on Small Trailer (Jul, 1955)

“Orange-Peel House” for Campers Fits on Small Trailer
Developed in Germany, a portable shelter for camping or trailer travel looks like a gigantic orange —and peels apart almost like one. The parts of the shelter are shaped much like the segments of an orange peel. One person can fasten the segments together to complete the shelter in 15 minutes. The parts of the shelter including the floor are made of plywood. When the shelter is disassembled, the parts can be stacked on a small trailer for the trip to the next camping site. The collapsible house has two windows and a door. In Germany the “orange house” sells for about $150.

3 comments
  1. jimi says: March 13, 200810:03 am

    Is this still available? Where can I buy one?

  2. ritesh says: June 11, 20099:24 am

    hi….
    This would be fun to make! Popular Mechanics 1955 – “Developed in Germany, a portable shelter for camping or trailer travel looks like a gigantic orange –and peels apart almost like one. The parts of the shelter are shaped much like the segments of an orange peel. One person can fasten the segments together to complete the shelter in 15 minutes
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