The Bamboo Trailer was designed by Carry Freedom for use in developing communities to allow anyone to build a strong adaptable trailer from locally-sourced materials. This trailer can be built locally by following DIY instructions provided by Carry Freedom. These plans allow a builder to make a trailer from most materials, with pinned joints, and no bending or welding.
Whether made from titanium or bamboo, this is a stiff and light trailer. It can be varied in width, length and strength, and made to fold. Once assembled, it can be towed by a donkey, person, bicycle or moped. The Bamboo Trailer's basic frame can be adapted to carry many things including produce, firewood, water and even sick people who require transport to health facilities.
Nick Lobnitz designed a simple trailer that anyone can build out of surplus materials. The goal for this project is to teach simple manufacturing skills and to ease transport issues in developing countries. A DIY bicycle trailer can be built from the downloadable, free plans below.
Publicly available: yes
Countries where available: Worldwide
Price range (USD): Free
Offered or can be licensed for local manufacture: Yes
Downloadable construction plans: https://carryfreedom.com/web-downloads/en/Bamboo-Trailer-Instructions-Email2.pdf
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