Roof-top Tents for Car Camping

Autohome is a company that sells fold-up tents that mount on the roof of your truck or car. I used one (similar to their cheapest one, the “Overcamp” model) for years in Baja California. I would 4-wheel-drive my 1983 Toyota truck to a remote beach, unfold the tent (facing the ocean) and sleep comfortably, looking out at the moon and the water. They are expensive, but it’s a great way to sleep on the road, up off the ground, quick to set up, and eliminates the need to haul out a tent, or clutter up the inside of your vehicle with sleeping gear.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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