The romantic notion of wanderlust, and having the ability to freely move away from the familiar with minimal possessions is a desire that almost everyone has experienced at some point in their lives. The nomadic lifestyle is so appealing because it represents the possibility of rebelling against symbols of stability and permanence in favor of exploring the natural environment and having the ability to adapt to a variety of living conditions with ease. This desire has given rise to movable structures for the urban vagabond that can transform into a temporary office, home, or even an entire community. The growth of cities and their surrounding suburbs has raised questions about the most ideal way of living and evolved into unconventional methods of domestic design. Almost in parallel, nomadic architecture is an idea that designers have revisited again and again. As propagators of practical city living, designers also have been known to combine the efficiency of urban dwellings with aspects of a roving lifestyle. From designing architecture that floats, rethinking how we understand campsites, and exploring new possibilities for architecture on wheels, these projects redefine the meaning of home and prove that the nomadic spirit is very much alive in the present day.
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