Design, Science & Technology

De Markies – The mobile home

By Paul, July 5, 2012

“De Markies” (The Awning) was an entry in the “Temporary Living” competition 1985 and was conceived as a mobile home. On the road, it measures 2.00 m by 4.50 m, and once it has arrived at its destination its floorspace can be increased threefold in a matter of seconds. “De Markies” was awarded the Public Prize at the Rotterdam Design Prize 1996.



  1. W.O. Simon says:

    Do you have a dealership in the USA ??

  2. Paul says:

    We just posted and talked about it. See the source link and maybe you can contact the designer through that website.

  3. WL Jobin says:

    Where can these be purchased, and for what price? Love it!

  4. Chris says:

    Wow… Amazing! Great use of space! But, then again, that fabric looks flimsy.

  5. Kimberlee says:

    I never wanted a camper before until I saw this one. Please let me know how to get one here in the States.

  6. Paul says:

    I don’t know how you can buy one in the states. Maybe you can contact bohtlingk.

  7. Peter inshaw says:

    interested in plans and parts you used. Love to modify an existing trailer for this design.
    Very cool and innovative.

  8. Jan says:

    I want one too. Anyone find out where you can buy it?

  9. Paul W. says:

    I’d be interested in having one builtt, but it looks like there are some specialty material used even with the plans.

  10. Lori says:

    Nice design but if you cant buy it what good is it?

  11. JoJo says:

    Cant find anywhere that sells them. Very disappointed.

  12. Mark Monaco says:

    Why not have a hard roof swing up and the floor out for a triple wide… then soft sides on that. Fabric or plastic will have a relatively short life and I’d want to find the replacement cost up front anyway… maybe even buy the first replacement with the unit. A hard roof would stand up in bad weather better also. Put a lil slope on it for drainage? For that mater just get a 20 – 54′ trailer cut a door on both sides, put awnings on both sides with a hard floor hinged up from the bottom? But it is a terrific idea!

  13. Loril says:

    Good modification ideas

  14. Hannah Fontana says:

    I find it hard to believe, considering you can’t find a price. Highly doubt there’s more than one model. Probably cheaper to design your own.

  15. glenn cernicky says:

    Definately an Award winning concept. I must investigate finding accurate Plans, as it appears no one has been able to manufacture one in the United States as of yet?

  16. david bowers says:

    how much is it were can you get one at

  17. Eula Calahan says:

    I love it, where can you buy one

  18. Carol K says:

    where can you buy one?

  19. Moose says:

    You can’t buy one, you retards. Can’t anyone read?

  20. Salvadorixi says:

    Someone got the plans to comstruct it by myself?

  21. John Mattingly says:

    Innovative, yes. But a good choice in bear country. Parks like Yosemite and Yellowstone would not allow it.

  22. Maria Reppin says:

    Yes nice idea and design in the 1980/90is.
    But if there is no indication of a price (I also looked unsuccessfully for it) then it is just an IDEA and not a real camper! Useless for most if the interested people I think.

  23. Michael Sanders says:

    I don’t see any hint of a commode or sink. It’s probably a conceptual design model to generate buzz for other “mobile” homes made by them. I doubt you could buy one, now or ever. Typical bait & switch marketing technique. They should rename it the Bummer.

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