The Honda N-Van Compo Is the Cutest Little Camper Van

Tiny houses are so hot right now. As are camper vans. So what would happen if someone were to combine these two consumer interests? Well, you might end up with something like White House Camper’s Honda N-Van Compo.

Just how small is this little camper? At 133.7 inches long, the N-Van—sans the White House Camper kit—casts a shadow 20.4 inches shorter than that of a modern Mazda MX-5 Miata. It also looks nothing like the house the President sleeps in, in case that wasn’t obvious.

While it does not look like White House Camper’s made any alterations to the overall length of the N-Van in converting it to Compo spec, it seems the brand did alter the little van’s height by way of a pop-top roof, which includes a bed board for catching some sleep. Alternatively, users can flip the bed board up to create nearly six feet of standing room inside.

White House Camper offers the N-Van Compo with three different interior layouts. The so-called Style-one sees the Compo’s kitchen area placed directly at the rear of the cabin. Style-two, meanwhile, moves the kitchen area to the right rear of the vehicle to create more space for storage and shelving that spans the width of the vehicle’s rear end.

Finally, the Cabin layout condenses the kitchen area to the right rear of the N-Van Compo (and seems to get rid of the sink that’s included in the Style-one and Style-two layouts), but keeps the rear free of fuss, thus maintaining the rear hatch’s full functionality. All three layouts include cushions that turn the main cabin into a sleeping space, too.

How all these additions affect the performance of the N-Van is another story. Given the little van’s 660-cc (0.6-liter) engine makes as little as 52 hp in its naturally aspirated form and as much as 63 hp in turbo guise, we have to imagine the extra weight of the Compo kit only makes the already lackadaisical N-Van feel even slower.

Then again, if you like the idea of a small camper van, then you better get used to the fact it’s likely packing a small engine with a small number of horses.

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