For the past decade, there has been an increase of work force that is interested in living on a constant moving pattern. Nomadic living if you will. Traveling in 4 wheels and having those being their house while they work remotely and spend their life enjoying the outdoors. The concept of having a residence in a static location is not acceptable for this people. The concept of being able to have a residence on the move is actually right now difficult, in some countries. But I do believe in the near future will make more sense instead of keep building houses in neighborhoods.
Since the release of Model X, I have been trying to create a concept where an extended framework like that may work in creating a tiny house inside a Tesla vehicle that accommodates one person, or a couple or even a family (in a bigger framework) I am not thinking about an RV. I’m talking about a tiny house with autonomous driving, and autonomous driving is actually the most important part of the concept. Without it, the concept may not work. The problem about living on a RV or Vanlife, etc is that expense of sleeping. In the US for example, you cannot just park and sleep whatever you want. Campings have an expense and sometimes are full. If the vehicle can drive autonomous during night to get to the next destination, wherever that place be, will fix the issue of parking to sleep as well as the owner won’t need to drive during the day and will be able to work during the day at the destination: (Yosemite, the beach, coffee shop parking lot, New York city street, a National Forest, customer site for a visit) Or a supercharger. I actually hope the autonomous cars will be able to charge themselves to do that during the night so the vehicle is change by the morning. To be flexible, the owner can actually work during the night or day while the vehicle drives to Patagonia for that matter.
The nomadic tiny house will wake up the driver that is sleeping in a very comfy bed 30 minutes before arriving to the destination, if desired, those vehicles will drive all during the night when the peak hours are low and they can go to a lower speed or take longer routes if needed to make the arrival time, the desired time. Or stop to charge autonomously.
By having the vehicle be complete autonomous means more inside space, no need of driver chair or windshield. That space can be a transformable living room, bedroom. The vehicle inside needs to be convertible during the day and night, the day is an office, living room, dinning room, kitchen, at night is a different beds to accommodate a few people and a living room for people working during the night as well.
I think this simple concept for people that wants this kind of life, and the numbers are increasing rapidly. Instead of spending half a million dollars for a house, people will spend half of that to have the freedom with the same commodities of a house and the flexibility of a vehicle. Just imagine the commuting time in the morning if less people are in the road at that time.
Instead of buying a house and a vehicle to get to work, you just need a nomadic tiny house with solar panels on top and access to a charger.
More and more young people, and older people now as well, are living this way, at this time, they buy a van or an RV and travel to long destinations down the trans-panama highway and back, or all around Europe, living outdoors and working remotely. Main problem is finding places to park, technology is helping them sharing information of places, other problem as stated before is having to drive during the day and working in the mornings and at night or having to stay a few months in the same location due work and deadlines.
The vans and RVs are not ideal for full time living, people are replicating houses instead of re-inventing the concept of a tiny house (modular living) Campings are for people on vacation. I have the concept as well as chargers in the wild, don’t need superchargers there, just solar panels to charge the vehicle in a few days/weeks. Campsites for long periods of time in rural places with just a simple plug for people to rent for a long period of time. Instead of creating superchargers by freeways, create a campsite with internet, electricity and water closer to NP where people with vehicles can park for a few days or months and pay rent while they are connected.
I think the world is ready to move away from the static house to nomadic life. Living with a purpose and destinations. People go on vacation before they want something different of the same old city. Living nomadic means you are always on vacation, less 8 to 10 hours a day while you work remotely.