It’s rare that a doggie abode fills us with such instant joy, but these super-cute houses do the trick (All together now: “Awww!”).
They’re from a line called Pet Campers designed and built by Judson Beaumont and his company, Straight Line Designs. Until a few years ago, Beaumont, a trained sculptor, was known for designing quirky children’s furniture — until he bought a dog for his daughter.
“I was reluctant to build her a dog house at first,” he says. “I didn’t want it to be stuck in our living room or yard, and be unable to vacuum or cut the grass around it. So the idea of a house on wheels made sense.”
He came across photos of vintage camping trailers from the 40s and 50s, and knew he’d found something special. Shrunk down to dog-size, and decked out in bright colors and creative details (right down to interior finishing, “propane tank” food dishes, and customizable license plates), these rolling houses are undeniably eye-catching.
“They touch a nerve,” says Beaumont. “Even young people seem to recognize and get excited about the old campers.”
Starting at $800, the made-to-order, handmade houses aren’t cheap … but anything for Fido, right? Beaumont is exploring options for a lower-priced line in the future, but until then, these smile-inducing photos are enough to tide us over.