It wasn’t long ago when nomads were roaming North America with nothing but the skin they could catch on their back. Same with their huts. Mud, sticks and bushes seemed to do the job. Chuckwagons – the first form of caravan travel across the continents – were nothing but canvas. Today’s trailers and motorhomes typically boast synthetic insulation to keep the elements out. Not the case anymore for uber- eco trailer company – Homegrown Trailers. Synthetics are out. All natural is in. As in, all natural sheep’s wool.
The company, based in Kirkland, Washington, U.S.A. (hello Pacific North West!), announced not too long ago it was taking the stride towards eco-friendly and sustainable RV manufacturing to the next level by partnering with Havelock Wool to insulate all of its trailers with sheep’s wool instead of foam board.
The partnership comes after Homegrown Trailers outfitted some of its newest mobile units with the all-natural product and decided wool was a better solution than the polystyrene panels used in the company’s inaugural designs.
“We wanted a product that would be more effective as far as warmth, noise reduction and moisture management,” said Eric Gertsman, Homegrown Trailers’ chief marketing officer. “Wool not only satisfies those requirements, it enables us to offer something that is highly environmentally responsible.”
What’s more, these beauties are also made of sustainable wood (multiple varieties), recycled plastics, a composting toilet, led lighting and are light enough (2,500 lbs dry) that most V6 SUV’s and the like can tote them around without straining the fuel bill.
Their cottage-y designs make them perfect for regular camping or long-term stays. Add in the benefit that they can be completely run off-grid and any enviro-conscious camper would be forgiven for being truly and utterly in love. Also note the residential style plugs and fixtures, full frame windows and rustic interior design unseen in many of todays RVs.
Oh, and they can be rented too.
For more information on designs, purchase or rental costs and off-grid comparison charts, visit homegrowntrailers.com or watch the cute video below.