The motorhome maker Hymer and the chemical company BASF have partnered to create the VisionVenture, a mobile tiny home built on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis.

Hymer said the concept car-home was created to show what travel could be like by 2025, using modern technology to increase its self-sufficiency, including a solar panel-like photovoltaic system in the inflatable roof and paintwork that regulates the surface temperature and the home's interior.

"A major source of inspiration for this project was the camper community, who have given us new impetus with their creative ideas and DIY conversions," Hymer President Christian Bauer said in a prepared statement.

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For example, many elements of the home are multipurpose, including a lamp that serves as the patio light, ceiling light, and interior light pendant. The staircase, which leads to the roof, doubles as a storage unit, and the bathroom sink can be tucked away to make room for the shower.

"We are confident that we will be able to introduce some elements from this array of innovative and extremely customer-friendly solutions into series production in the not too distant future," Bauer said.

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