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Don't show this to Delight, she'll be going even smaller.:

Ha ha. That is the first thing I thought!
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I wonder how much it will cost.
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I'm in love all over again...or perhaps adapting a VW into a solar powered biodiesel vehicle would be more my dream...regardless that thing is fantastic!!!!

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That really wouldn't work here with the mosquitos and all that. It's adorable though!! I bookmarked it as a funny to hubby. At 6'1" tall, he'd roll his eyes at me and think I was playing a joke, lol.
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I'm in love all over again...or perhaps adapting a VW into a solar powered biodiesel vehicle would be more my dream...regardless that thing is fantastic!!!!
VW has done something similar

VW Solar Electric Micro Bus

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The Volkswagen Electronics Research Laboratory in Palo Alto, CA has teamed up with Hybrid Technologies to update an original 1964 Type 2 micro-bus, long a favorite of California surfers. The original drive train has been replaced by a fully electric drive-train powered by lithium polymer batteries. Nicknamed the Chameleon, the bus gets extra power from the solar cells that cover the roof mounted surf boards. The interior is updated with the latest electronics for navigation, entertainment and communications. They are using the vehicle as a public relations tool to showcase all the latest electronics. Chameleon has been shown to VW management and engineers in Germany this summer and it is making its North American debut Friday. September, 22 at the AltWheels event in Boston, MA. Hybrid Technologies also built the electric PT Cruiser taxi that is being proposed for New York City.
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Now my dreams have come true...now comes the decision...buy that lovely house I've been lusting over or a VW...???

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How cool!
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Right now we are searching for someone to do solar panels on our vw eurovan. THen i wouldn't have to sell it for a hybrid. I was so close to buying the 2008 escape hybrid but i just can't give up my vdub. I am crossing my fingers that someone can do it.
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OMG, am I the only one who printed the prototype, glued it on old cardboard and have it on my desk?

If I ever had the money, that would be exactly what I'd buy! Ds and I were just DROOLING over it!
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Just had to break in OT and say hello to Jacque. Long time no *see*! I've thought of you often.

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I guess that van wouldn't fit your family Amy dd still asks about 'the boy she played with in the van'.
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I am in love! That would be the perfect size for me and my baby... hmmm....

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Yeah, I could see Delight loving this! I know they used to have a VW westy about a year ago or so.

Jacque, I don't have it glued to cardboard, but I did print it out! Ah, now I'm torn between this and that 84sqft. house!
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My dream is to buy some land and put up a Yurt - actually two. One main Yurt for our kitchen/dinning and family area and one smaller one that connects for the kids rooms - my room would be a loft in the main Yurt.

This Van would compliment that dream very nicely!
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It IS a VW. It is the redesign of the VW Westfalia camper. I was doing a search for VW camper and this is what I came up with.

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Cool!!

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It IS a VW. It is the redesign of the VW Westfalia camper. I was doing a search for VW camper and this is what I came up with.
It is not a VW. Volkswagen has nothing to do with it. Westfalia is a different company and they were not involved either, though they have mentioned they like it and might incorporate some of its designs in the future. The site mentions the VW Westfalia as the source of inspiration, but it is not a VW, or a Westfalia.

These things haven't actually been built yet. They don't have a builder.

From what I hear, VW is planning to reintroduce their own version of the bus, so if this is ever produced, it will probably be redesigned not look like a VW unless they pay some hefty licensing fees.
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So cool! My family would not fit.....but still cool!

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My dream is to buy some land and put up a Yurt - actually two. One main Yurt for our kitchen/dinning and family area and one smaller one that connects for the kids rooms - my room would be a loft in the main Yurt.

This Van would compliment that dream very nicely!
I love Yurts. I held onto a Yurt catalog for almost four years, even though I knew I wouldn't get one. I keep the dream alive in my head, though. Maybe someday we can get one for a summer home.
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