The Cricket comes from architect and designer Garrett Finney who worked at NASA on the International Space Station. Specifically, he worked on the “habitation module,” which was the place for astronauts to do home activities such as eat, sleep, clean up, etc. As a camping enthusiast, Finney wanted to create a compact and lightweight travel camper where he and his family could use. It would be a small and flexible environment where he can explore and at the same time accommodate the needs of those he loved.
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Some info on the Cricket:
A lot of what is ‘green’ about the Cricket is what is not there.
The efficiency of the Cricket is systemic: we’re endeavoring to create an overall system with the smallest footprint. We strive for an overarching efficiency. Being lightweight and aerodynamic translates to lower gas usage and ease of use: the same qualities mean you likely already own your tow vehicle. Selling you only what you need furthers that efficiency and, we hope, contributes to even lighter weight in towing. We think you should bring what you need not bring everything.
Once the Cricket was small enough to fit in a garage for storage and tow easily behind most cars it did not make sense for it to get smaller because then it would take more time to set it up when you got somewhere. Also, you can easily duck inside the Cricket on your way to somewhere (the inside is about the size of a minivan’s insides with the roof down). You can lunch inside on the way or dive in for a roadside nap!
In addition to that it is made largely of aluminum, wood and steel all of which have useful afterlives.