Tiny house vs camper
Unlike other houses, the tiny house is built from materials made for a traditional house. Thus, the tiny house is much more durable over time. Although a tiny house is usually built on a trailer and is therefore transportable, it is not designed to travel permanently and often will be placed on a long-term site.
The camper, on the other hand, is primarily made to drive and can also be characterised as a mobile house. Adepts of nomadism or simply wanting to go on a trip with their house on wheels, the camper is adapted for a relatively limited time and is much smaller than a tiny house.
Here are the key differences between a tiny house vs camper!
Characteristics of a tiny house
The tiny house is a very small house, mounted on wheels, usually built in wood. It is a nomadic, comfortable and eco-friendly house. The Tiny house can be used as a main home, a mobile holiday home, a spare room for friends, a teenager or a student, a small house for family reunification but also as a gîte or guest room to make ends meet.
The tiny houses flourish on campsites, they are more comfortable and spacious than the rectangular mobile homes we all know! Sometimes grouped together on a themed campsite. They offer the comfort and change of scenery of holidaymakers. All you have to do is leave your luggage there to enjoy your holiday. No installation, no assembly, they are preferred by families with children. Depending on the season, the tiny house can be an excellent alternative between a tent and a camper.
The tiny house is therefore not designed to move and is designed to last over time although the materials used are usually superior to those of the camper. They are sometimes intended to be attached to public services.
Characteristics of a camper
The camper is a stand-alone vehicle that does not require an additional towing vehicle. The accommodation superstructure is based on the basic vehicle, so the living unit is completely attached to the tractor. In most cases, the driver’s cab is connected to the rear of the motorcaravan by a passageway. On modern models the integration goes even further, since the driver and passenger seats can be swivelled and become an integral part of the living area.
Nowadays, campers are almost always self-contained. They do not necessarily need the facilities provided by campsites such as electricity. This is because most of the time they have batteries of sufficient capacity, a fresh water tank and a waste water tank, a shower and a kitchenette. This autonomy makes it possible to use the camper areas without having to go to a campsite.
Before buying a camper, it is advisable to find out about the various manufacturers and the products on offer. For example, the size of the vehicle and the number of seats will vary depending on whether you are travelling alone, as a couple or with your family. Larger models offer more space, but are also more difficult to drive and manoeuvre.