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New Mexico-based startup Earth Traveler revealed its new T250LX Teardrop trailer this month: a handbuilt, customizable RV made from an ultralight composite derived from chicken feathers.

Weighing only 298 lbs (135 kg), the T250LX features a skeletal archway and is easily towed by most electric cars, Design Boom reports.

The idea for Earth Traveler's ultralight trailer came "during a camping trip in New Mexico in 2014," Earth Traveler founder and artist Angel Irlanda explained to Design Boom.

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The trip was "to turn to dismay" when Irlanda and his group "faced the reality that the tent was extremely hot during the day and at night the wind was causing the tent to collapse on us," he continued.

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https://interestingengineering.com/ultralight-300-pound-semi-modular-trailer-made-from-chicken-feathers