Unlike our past generations where the norm was to own a house, raise a family and have a steady job, today, most young people switch jobs every 2-3 years on average. A lot of them travel and relocate internationally to pursue their dreams. While the idea of living a nomadic lifestyle seems to be super exciting, most of us certainly enjoy a few luxuries like a comfy bed and a dining table.
Moving your old furniture or buying new ones every time you relocate is not only expensive, but environmentally unfriendly. As an alternative, architect Stefan Juust has designed a portable box with all the basic household items including a bike, dining table, chair, built-in storage and bed with pull-out futon as well as mattress.
The Travelbox is a rectangular case that folds-out to instantly furnish any living space. Constructed from wood and clad in aluminium, the portable Travelbox weighs 60 kilograms (132 pounds) and It measures 6.8 feet in length, 4 feet in height, and 1.3 feet in width.
“In its closed position it is rigid, efficient, and ready to endure the inevitable bumps of international travel. Upon arrival the Travelbox can be unfolded to instantly transform your new abode into a comfortable home,” says Juust.
“Rather than being dependent on continually purchasing new furniture in each of your destinations – an approach that is both expensive and environmentally wasteful – the Travelbox prioritizes quality and provides the opportunity for re-use. Through its long life, the Travelbox picks up the marks of its many resting places and becomes an essential component of the adventurer’s journey.”
The product is still in its pre-production phases, but will be made available for purchase in future by its designer, Juust.