Garrett Finney,
Cricket Founder

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The Cricket Trailer Story

The story begins with a letter to Santa in 1972. A boy in Philadelphia wanted a houseboat. He did not get one. But a fascination with small environments began. These spaces, where the rituals of daily life feel more directly connected to the outside world, captured his imagination.

Fast-forward to 1999. The boy, now an architect and designer, moves to Houston to work at NASA on the International Space Station. He works on the "habitation module" (NASA-speak for the place where astronauts eat, sleep, bathe, relax - their home away from home). He is a "space" architect - mission accomplished. But he wants to design things that will actually get built in his lifetime. He returns to Earth, not sure what will follow.

Enter stage left: Cricket Trailer. The boy becomes a husband and father. He wantes to go on adventures and share his love of camping with his family. He camped extensively growing up and before having children. However, the annual kindergarten campout demonstrated that camping with small children in a tent was not what he (or rather, his wife) had hoped. So, combining his NASA experience with his love of the outdoors, he worked to create an innovative lightweight, compact, and flexible small environment in which to travel and explore the world we live in.

The result is Cricket.

But the story is not over… take Cricket with you and write your own ending!

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Aaron and kids

The Cricket has removed the hassle of camping... less time setting up, more time by the campfire. Our kids love it and so do we.


We have taken Cricket from Texas to British Columbia twice on family roadtrips. Its easy to pull and a pleasure to camp in. Thanks!