Taxa Cricket Camper. An unusual NASA inspired trailer.

19 Feb


My son-in-law sent me details of this American creation. It is a most interesting , high tech camping system for 2 adults and 2 children.

barefoot-1 Compare it to the beautiful “Barefoot” , designed  in Britain. My first reaction to the Cricket (top pic) was that it looked like some of the home made, DIY sheds often found on garden Allotments. Made from a jumble of whatever sheets of material can be found and little thought given to the vertical or horizontal. It almost looks like a crashed caravan. Maybe that’s being too cruel? The metal spars used and the layered insulation walls are made for low weight and high strength.

The Taxa Cricket costs a massive $29,950 . The “Barefoot” is not cheap but costs somewhat less than the Taxa.

Barefoot are currently seeking a manufacturer for the U.S. Here’s more on the Taxa Cricket



Taxa boast of being able to run for 3 days off grid. My Nevada Camper Van can easily achieve that. My choice, if I was fortunate enough to be able to spend that much on a trailer would be the Barefoot.



It makes our Drivelodge made camper van look great value in comparison. All in, brand new for around £26,500. For best value, I would go with a self build NV200. There’s lots of superb examples if you keep on scrolling down through the Blog.

As my old Dad used to say, “You pays your money and makes your choice!”

2 Responses to “Taxa Cricket Camper. An unusual NASA inspired trailer.”

  1. Daz February 19, 2017 at 8:23 pm #

    James is going to buy an nv200 soon and is going to have windows cut in and a raised bed which folds into a 2 seater seat with storrage bellow . Will keep u informed incl photos.

    • Dinkum February 19, 2017 at 9:12 pm #

      Cool ! The Third NV200 in the Family. Good choice!

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