The Urban Campsite’s Coolest Caravan, The Marquis by Eduard Bohtlingk.

The Marquis caravan

Annette van Driel and Francis Nijenhuis are the initiators of The Urban Campsite, a campsite where camping and art come together for six weeks a year. From August 16 to September 30, 2013 Urban Campsite (located on the Vliegenbos campsite in Amsterdam) has one of a kind, artistic, unusual and sometimes just crazy mobile facilities in which you can stay overnight. Several of the mobile structures there have received architectural awards and honors, one of which is the expandable mobile camper designed by Eduard Bohtlingk.

The Marquis Caravan

cool caravan

expanding camper

expandable camper van

Initially designed by Eduard Bohtlingk way back in 1985, the Markies (or ‘Marquis’ in English) is now one of the available camping structures at Amsterdam’s fun and unusual Urban Campsite.

The Marquis Caravan

The Marquis Caravan

With foldable walls and floors, the camper/cottage is as mobile as a caravan. When parked at its destination, the floor space can be tripled.

The Marquis Caravan

expanding caravan

camping gear

expanding mobile home

The Marquis Caravan

The Marquis Caravan

The Marquis was nominated for the Rotterdam Design Prize in 1996 and won the audience award. It sleeps four and is available for €80 a night or €500 /week (prices subject to change)

You can book The Markies / Marquis here.

Be sure to check out the other fun available structures at The Urban Campsite

Images courtesy of Eduard Bohtlingk

Official images courtesy of Airbnb