Tent Hack Turns Your Prius Into a Mobile Hotel

It's road trip season. American highways and byways with soon be aswarm with students, couples, families, easy riders and more, as they fill their hearts with amber waves of grain and purple mountain majesties. Of course, it can be a bit costly to drive from one shinning sea to another if you're paying for hotel rooms along the way.

Enter the Habitent!

The tent hack turns any Toyota Prius (or Honda Insight) into a mobile hotel. By draping over the vehicle's hatchback door, the compact hybrid becomes a little less so. The inventor of the Habitent is a towering 6' 4" and fits quite nicely, he says. However, if you cannot afford the $90 price tag, I have done this myself with a tarp and some bungee cords.

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