Everyone loves a mini-break with their car, but here’s one where the car can play even a more starring role – one that’s sure to appeal to camping aficionados.
In what must be one of the coolest ways to camp overnight, the MINI Countryman can be had with a roof tent, courtesy of Italian specialist Autohome. Available directly from the manufacturer in black or white, when closed the roof tent is barely distinguishable from a conventional transport box. Opening it is simply a matter of releasing the safety clasps – two at the front and one at the rear. The tent superstructure is then automatically raised by means of four gas pressure springs.
The interior height of the mobile accommodation unit is 94 centimetres. It’s rain proof with features includling a high-density mattress with cotton cover, two doors and two windows with zips, close-meshed mosquito nets at all openings and a battery-operated LED interior light, as well as luggage nets and pockets to stow personal items. Access is via a provided solid aluminium ladder.