The $69k attachment that turns a Tesla Cybertruck into a micro-home

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    It’s camping, but not as we know it.<br>Future Tesla Cybertruck owners have the chance to turn their vehicles into micro-homes on wheels, thanks to an amazing attachment. Though it doesn’t come cheap.<br>U.S company Form Camper has designed a fully detachable £51,824 ($69,500) accessory for Mr Musk’s much-hyped truck that’s equipped with a shower, a double bed, a kitchen and a living area.   <br> Future Tesla Cybertruck owners have the chance to turn their vehicles into micro-homes on wheels thanks to an amazing £51,824 ($69,500) attachment (pictured)<br> The camping attachment, called ‘Form’, slots into the truck bed of the Cybertruck – and is fully detachable<br> more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Louisiana judge uses N-word repeatedly and jokes with family<br> Watch video ‘Savannah was pure evil’: Star Hobson’s great-grandfather<br> Watch video Florida McDonald’s staff cower during police stand-off with gunman<br> Watch video David Ginola in tears as he reunites with daughter after weeks<br> Watch video Hugh Jackman and wife get into the Christmas spirit with a dance<br> Watch video Holly Madison reveals Hugh Hefner took pictures without consent<br> Watch video 44-year-old mother boasts striking resemblance to her daughter<br> Watch video Astronomers capture stars moving around supermassive black hole<br> Watch video Incredible two wheeled autonomous robot can climb stairs<br> Watch video Anonymous elf delivering gifts to strangers to spread festive cheer<br> Watch video Queen’s Guard tries to use sword to put decorations on Christmas tree<br> Watch video Dolphin surprises wildlife experts with underwater ‘headstand'<br>
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    Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Cybertruck for the first time in November 2019 and famously managed to shatter two of the vehicle’s ‘bulletproof’ windows during the launch event. <br>The prototype hit the streets of Manhattan in May of this year, leading hundreds of New Yorkers to line up outside the Tesla showroom to catch a rare glimpse of it. <br>Last month, addressing shareholders at Tesla’s annual meeting, Musk said the vehicle will go into ‘volume production’ in 2023, rather than in 2022, as originally predicted. <br> RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next The future of camping: This $69,500 attachment turns a Tesla… The Big Apple? As juicy as ever: SAMANTHA LEWIS takes the… Pictured: Amazing Alpine refuge from World War I embedded in… Outdoor slopeside pools and epic views: The beautiful… Jack Reacher author Lee Child on why the Orkney Islands are… Revealed: The Japanese estate agent selling houses for up to…

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    Musk said that ‘several supply chain shortages’ were the cause behind the delay, with prices set for around £29,839 ($40,000) to £52,225 ($70,000) in the US.<br>The all-electric truck’s body is based on a 1976 Lotus Esprit sports car Musk owned in 2013 and the rest of the design pulls inspiration from vehicles in Blade Runner, Mad Max, Back to the Future and Alien.<br>The camping accessory, called ‘Form’ – and the brainchild of a group of industrial designers and engineers from California – is designed to slot into the truck bed of the Cybertruck, folding away until it’s activated. <br> Tent-like nylon awnings emerge from either side of the vehicle, creating a porch space<br> The creators describe the attachment as a ‘modern-day stress-free camper’, adding that ‘Form is spacious, lightweight, and solar powered’ <br>A rendered  shows the attachment opening up and extending out from the bed of the truck. Tent-like nylon awnings emerge from either side of the vehicle, creating a porch space.<br>Inside, the bed – which is fitted with hidden storage space – can be turned into a single or a double depending on the user’s whims. Campers sleep on a memory foam mattress, lying under a vaulted ceiling.<br>The camper features a Nebia shower and a compact cassette toilet, which has a portable tank. The toilet space is separated from the rest of the camper by a curtain, and, when not in use, the toilet area is turned into a cushioned bench.  <br> Campers can sleep on a memory foam mattress and lie under the ‘Form’ vaulted ceiling<br> The bed – which is fitted with hidden storage space – can be turned into a single or a double depending on the user’s whims<br> The camper features a Nebia shower and a compact cassette toilet, which has a portable tank<br> The toilet space is separated from the rest of the camper by a curtain and, when not in use, the toilet area transforms into a cushioned bench<br> Inside the ‘Form’ attachment, campers can avail themselves of the Dometic fridge (pictured on the left) <br>For dining, campers can avail themselves of the Dometic fridge and stove and the ‘high-end cookware’ in the kitchen space. <br>Part of the kitchen is external, with a sink and cutlery drawer sitting under the awning, and a foldaway chair and table have been built into the furnishings.<br>Solar panels are built into the design, offering 400 watts of power. Overall, the camper has 71 sq ft (6.7 m sq) of floor space – 38 sq ft (3.5 m sq) of which is at the level of the truck bed.<br>According to its makers, it will have a dry weight of approximately 1,000lbs (454 kilos), which will impact the range of the truck by less than five per cent.<br> Part of the kitchen (pictured) is external, with a sink and cutlery drawer sitting under the awning<br> A foldaway chair and table have been built into the furnishings in the Form Camper attachment <br>The attachment isn’t just compatible with the Cybertruck – it’s designed to work with the majority of pick-up trucks, such as the Ford F-150 or the Chevrolet Silverado.<br>The company describes the attachment as a ‘modern-day stress-free camper’, adding that the ‘Form is spacious, lightweight, and solar powered’.<br>The idea for the design came one year before Musk first unveiled the Cybertruck. <br>The creators acquired a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and started imagining how they could transform it into a motorhome. <br>Form Camper tells MailOnline Travel: ‘This process gave us insight into the great possibilities of what a camper could be.<br> Crowds of New Yorkers gathered in the Tesla showroom in Manhattan earlier this year to see the Cybertruck prototype  <br> Part of the Cybertruck design pulls inspiration from vehicles in Blade Runner, Mad Max, Back to the Future and Alien<br> Musk famously managed to shatter two of the vehicle’s ‘bulletproof’ windows during the 2019 launch event<br>‘Sprinter camper vans generally cost well over six figures and unless you’re ready to live out of your van on a more permanent basis, most of them end up being used in limited ways. <br>’That got us thinking that there were opportunities to modernize and make the camper experience more flexible and enjoyable.'<br>The ‘Form’ attachments will be shipped directly to buyers’ homes. Form Camper predicts the first models will be shipped ‘in the latter half of 2022’. <br> In April, the ‘CyberLandr’ (pictured above) was unveiled by founders Lance King and Bill French<br> Pictured is the kitchen in the CyberLandr, which features underfloor heating and a sink with a voice-controlled tap <br>The ‘Form’ isn’t the only attachment that sets out to give the Cybertruck a camping twist. In April, the ‘CyberLandr’ was unveiled by founders Lance King and Bill French. <br>This is a non-detachable attachment, installed in the truck bed. The design features underfloor heating, WiFi and a sink with a voice-controlled tap. <br>Elon Musk seems to approve – in July, he. <br>

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