Renault hasn’t said whether the Hippie Caviar Hotel will enter production, but the idea behind it is interesting.
Along with the unveiling of the Trafic SpaceNomad 2022 camping van, the Renault brand has also officially unveiled an interesting camping van concept called the Hippie Caviar Hotel. This model will make its public debut at the Düsseldorf Caravan Salon 2021 event taking place this weekend, and promises to attract the attention of enthusiasts of the “van life” movement
The Hippie Caviar Hotel is a camping van that attempts to combine two contrasting lifestyles: hippie and luxury. In theory, this is a low-maintenance and premium camping vehicle that is compact and easy to operate, and a complete solution. Inspired by the 1977 Renault Estafette van and wanting to evoke a sense of hippie freedom, it is for the “digital nomads” and tourists who are bored with restrictive regulations. commute and want to get out of the city.
In keeping with the “hippie” part of the name, this car uses very classic colors. Based on the Renault Trafic 2022, it is painted in two colors with a contrasting interior. The cabin uses high-quality environmentally friendly materials: wool, rare wood, linen and things derived from plants.
The cabin is separated from the rear of the car, with a stylish but nostalgic design. The space behind is actually a spacious guest bedroom for two adults. Renault eliminates the usual kitchenette, using all the interior space to install a modular bench that can become a bed measuring 1.45 x 1.95 meters, or a solarium that slides out the door post-need.
When sunbathing, integrated back doors and blinds provide shade and privacy for users. Meanwhile, the roof is equipped with a folding table, and a removable backrest, which is perfect for idle summer days.
Because the interior of the car is not equipped for cooking, charging or even a toilet, Renault envisions that the Hippie Caviar Hotel will be used with a delivery service by drone to solve the essential needs. that daily. The camping van will have smart technology installed, and on the app, travelers can order anything they need ahead of time, and have it delivered when they reach their destination.
Renault calls the idea a “logistics container,” and it could include anything from e-bikes and e-chargers, to grills and paddleboards, to toilets (and showers). or modular kitchens, outdoor table chairs and more.
Depending on how long you plan to stay and the level of amenities you want to enjoy during that time, the Hippie Caviar Hotel can turn into a full-fledged “resort”. Of course, it will still be a bit cramped, but at least you won’t have to worry about arranging everything to fit: you just get in the car and go, and Renault will take care of the rest.