If the tiny living pod above looks like a NASA-built space lander, it’s for a good reason. Designer Garrett Finney used to work for NASA developing space exploration vehicles and living spaces. After he left, he set to work developing an Earth-based recreational vehicle. His compact creation is called Firefly as an ode to the beloved sci-fi TV series.
At a weight of only 600 pounds, the Firefly can be placed in the back of a pickup truck or towed by a car – even a small car. The goal was to create a tiny temporary living space that was both tough and lightweight. The team’s knowledge of materials helped them construct a module that can withstand a variety of settings and uses.
Meant as a temporary shelter and not a permanent tiny living space, the Firefly contains only the bare minimum of space and amenities. On-board water tanks and space for storage mean that travelers will have what they need at their disposal.
Although the Firefly is still in the prototype stages, the designers envision it eventually looking something like this: a serene outpost where one can get away from the rest of the world and just enjoy the beauty of our home planet.