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Folda and wiser?


Despite many ingenious attempts, the world’s greatest inventors have thus far failed to devise a sensible bicycle caravan. Even Leonardo Da Vinci never managed it.

They’re either too heavy or too big or can’t be reduced in size for storage, or they’re too small even for a very schnuggly couple. A confident curve of a contraption, The Woodenwidget Foldavan promises to solve all these problems. Perhaps the most exciting/inconvenient (delete as appropriate) feature of the Foldavan is that you have to build it first. A measly £30 buys you the 100-pages of step-by-step instructions needed to build the thing – unlike Ikea, the actual materials to build it with are not included. But with basic tools and an unflagging can-do attitude, you should be able to knock up your own Foldavan-style home from home in around 50 hours. Maybe have a cuppa and a Hobnob half way through. The materials needed are inexpensive and obtainable in varying qualities to suit your budget, say the designers. It’s about 15 times heavier and a lot more faff than a touring tent, and probably a bit hairy in a cross-wind, but it does look kinda fun…

Check out the website here. And watch the Foldavan in action –  complete with amused onlookers and good looking young things chilllllaxing beneath a trippy paisley ceiling here.