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Mobile Hostel

Got your moho right here
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It's a big bus or truck fitted with fold-out platforms and awnings on the sides, roof, etc. Inside are more accommodations, a wood-fired or multifuel capable boiler, and kitchen set up for mass production of basic grub e.g. coffee and pancakes, rice, BBQ.

It is mobile as mentioned, so that it can be relocated to where there is demand e.g. music fests, disaster-stricken areas, work sites, expensive housing markets.

Lots of potential side gigs like bike rentals, speakeasy, travel tours, food truck, laundromat. Endless possibilities, but for the Laws of Nature and Man.

afinehowdoyoudo, Nov 16 2022

The Green Tortoise https://www.google....RBCpDCD7aOfgINeJM0p
A similar thing but more travel based [afinehowdoyoudo, Nov 16 2022]

Greyrabbit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Rabbit
the original [xenzag, Nov 16 2022]

Truck Surf Hitel https://trucksurfhotel.com/
The Truck Surf Hotel is a truck built to expand into triple it’s size, it has enough space to live comfortably with up to 10 other travellers and all of their surf gear plus van life essentials. [a1, Nov 16 2022]

Retired Buses to Become Mobile Homeless Shelters & Showers https://weburbanist...s-shelters-showers/
[a1, Nov 22 2022]


       Like a collective camper-van?
pocmloc, Nov 16 2022

       Or like a capitalist camper-van
afinehowdoyoudo, Nov 16 2022

       Many years ago I took The Greyrabbit Bus from San Francisco to New York. There were no seats on the bus, only mattresses from one end to the other. It was filled with long haired hippies, and I was one of them. It was the best bus trip I ever made.
xenzag, Nov 16 2022

       Great idea. Not really new though, past and present variants easy to find, so … bone.
a1, Nov 16 2022

       Similar idea: mobile cat hostel. To deploy a population of hundreds of cats to an area. Perhaps RFID technology could help assure all cats are provisioned and accounted for as they wander out and then return, drawn by cat treats. What's not to love about a large group of cats showing up unexpectedly?
sninctown, Nov 16 2022

       A petting zoo would add to the clown-car appeal of the moho, although I was thinking more chickens and goats than cats
afinehowdoyoudo, Nov 17 2022

       Bones should be reserved for bad ideas or wkte ideas.   

       Just because you found a truck like this doesn't make it wk and definitely not a bad idea. MFD it, and we can discuss. But if you bone it, your just discouraging the inventor.   

       Sorry for the off topic talk. (Where should that discussion be)   

       Anyway, I gave it pastry, because I liked the idea, and never saw anything like it, not in real life and not advertised.
pashute, Nov 19 2022

       I consider [-] to be gentler than [MFD]. The help file specifically says “Use search engines to check whether or not what you're about to invent already exists.” If I can take the idea title or at most a one-line summary to Google and get a reasonable hit on the first try - that tells me 1) The idea is baked, and 2) The baker didn’t bother to check. As for the whinge “Well, *I* never heard of it so it isn’t well known” - I posit that you alone or even a baker’s dozen (a dozen bakers?) are not an adequate sample size.
a1, Nov 20 2022

       Those existing mobile hotels seem to based around the business model of booking rich people ahead of time for a tour or whatever. This idea is more about a minimal crew taking the pop-up tent city to someplace where there are already people in need of accommodations. It was inspired by stories of people with houses wrecked by a recent hurricane. It's a terrible business idea, that's why it's here.
afinehowdoyoudo, Nov 22 2022

       A pop-up tent city? I missed that from your original write-up describing a bus or truck with fold out awnings, platforms, etc and accommodations inside. That's pretty much the hardware description of the Truck Surf Hotel even though you have a different use model in mind.   

       But see also (link) on converted busses as disaster relief shelters.
a1, Nov 22 2022


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