Dallas star unveils eco-friendly caravan
It was built by ex-Top Gear presenter Steve Berry and motoring expert Tighe Grainger as part of a challenge posed by The Caravan Club.
TV and film star Patrick Duffy unveiled the caravan when he officially opened the International Caravan & Motorhome 2008 show last week. The star is most famous for his role as Bobby Ewing in Dallas.
Commenting on the caravan project, Steve Berry said: “This has been a unique, absorbing and, at times, tiring, challenge. I’ve learnt a lot about alternative technologies and met some great people who manage to combine a strong interest in design and engineering with a passionate concern for the environment. If I’ve learnt one thing, it’s that you can be a petrol-head and a tree-hugger!”
And Bob Wheeler, Chief Executive Officer of the Airstream Inc, added: “Airstream is proud to have contributed to this visionary project inspired by The Caravan Club. Although our commitment to sustainable design is unparalleled in our industry, this kind of experiment can show us all a way toward caravans that tread more lightly on the planet.”
While building the Ecostream, the two men included as many environmentally friendly options as possible.
These included tabletops, seating and bedding made from converted recycled plastic products such as shampoo bottles, mobile phone covers, yoghurt pots and CDs.
The Caravan Club Marketing Director Nick Lomas said: “The Caravan Club felt it was right to explore the possibilities of producing a more environmentally means of caravanning.”