The Piaggio Ape helped post-war Italy climb out of economic despair. Essentially a 3-wheelVespa scooter, the tricycle was prized for its low cost and fuel efficiency, and it is still used for mail delivery and auto-rickshaw builds.
Aimed at the solo traveler, the Bufalino is the minimalist camper’s eco dream. Under the shell, the camper is kitted with a fold-out bed, kitchenette, wash basin, storage, water tank, and a mini fridge — all the creature comforts of home but without the trappings.
The camper has a fold-out bed, kitchenette, wash basin, storage, water tank and a mini fridge, all of which fits safely underneath an outer shell that surrounds the scooter. It has a laptop desk, and a seat which pivots to face the kitchenette.
The interior has various yellow and black plaid accents on the doors, dash and in the cabin. It’s a beautiful re-purposing of the classic ItalianPiaggio Ape, a motorized tricycle that was prized for its incredibly low cost and high level of fuel efficiency.