Quite possibly the quirkiest thing to come out of the big royal wedding was a one-off wonder of portable living, part serious, part joke, but one hundred percent British on both fronts. Its creators at ETA.UK boast it is so small that if you need supplies you can just tow it with you into the supermarket.
This teardrop-shaped, battery-powered little beauty features everything a good English staycation requires: kettle, teacups and drinks cabinet of course, as well as a flat-screen television and radio (for those following the nuptials) and a full-sized bed.
Options include: solar roof panels, air horn and extra-wide wing mirror for mobility scooter, satellite dish, gaming console, central heating, external luggage rack, bespoke paint.
Unlike larger caravans requiring full-sized trucks (or at least cars) to tow them, this one works with a low-speed mobility scooter for the elderly or disabled. Note: this is not actually for sale, but still, what a concept!
“Elderly spectators hoping to bag the best spot on the Royal Wedding procession route, but unwilling to spend a night camping on the pavement, can now buy a caravan designed to be towed by a mobility scooter. The QTvan is small enough to be used on the pavement or even inside shops, but manages to accommodate a full-size bed and television.”
“The £5,500 QTvan is the world’s smallest caravan and is so named because it caters to three peculiarly British obsessions: queuing, tea and caravans. As well as a 19” television on which to watch the ceremony highlights, and a drinks cabinet with which to toast the happy couple, the tiny caravan boasts tea-making facilities – essential for a royal day out. If any extra provisions are needed, the caravan is so compact it can be towed inside a supermarket.
The Environmental Transport Association (ETA) developed the QTvan to highlight the estimated 220,000 people who use a mobility scooter without breakdown cover and face the prospect of a very long wait should they suffer a mechanical fault or their battery runs flat.”