GazeBox: A Gazebo, Carport and Garage, All in One

Ahhh Italian design. Trendsetters, indeed. And the Gazebox (pronounced ɡəˈze… I think), is no exception. The somewhat portable garage, developed by MIKEA Engineering in Italy, is a new concept in outdoor vehicle protection. Just look at this thing—like something out of a James Bond movie.
Gazebox in Carport/Garage Mode
GazeBox in Gazebo Mode

The GazeBox foldable car cover system can be used as a modern looking gazebo (both sides are open and you can enjoy lunch underneath it), or as a carport or garage—either partially opened or completely closed.

The system, which is available in several sizes and works using a remote control, is made with special anti-UV polycarbonate panels surrounded by iron framework that provide protection from sun, hail, rain, wind, ice, pets and birds, according to the company’s website.

There are some very detailed PDFs with specs and whatnot available on the inventor’s site, but what we didn’t find, however, is pricing. Perhaps we missed it.

Speaking of James Bond, once you get past the tea-party intro, the video below shows how the GazeBox contraption works. And it’s pretty friggin’ cool.

Forty-something years later, Chad still doesn't' know what he wants to do if he grows up. Raised around cars and trained in diesel mechanics, Chad has owned a successful detail shop, developed and sold software, led a K-9 SAR team, ridden the dot-com wave as a marketing & PR executive, led digital strategy teams at both large and small agencies, and now this. He digs Jeeps, off-road racing, football, photography, writing, making EDM, cranking metal, PC gaming, and a plethora of other contradictory things.

1 thought on “GazeBox: A Gazebo, Carport and Garage, All in One”

  1. Pretty cool. A bit pricey & I don’t know how it would be assessed as far as property taxes are concerned. What I’d really like to know is:
    1.) How it’s secured to the ground?;
    2.) What sort of power source is needed i.e. a 15 or 30 amp or what? [I presume a dedicated circuit.];
    3.) What type of weather will it really hold up to? What’s the maximum heat & cold as well as the amount of snow, diameter of hail, etc.?
    4.) What is it’s realistic lifespan? Material wise? Mechanical operating system? Etc.?
    5.) What usually goes wrong? And why?
    6.) Can it be heated & cooled?
    7.) If it can’t be climate controlled, at what temperatures will it not function?
    8.) How much snow build up can it withstand?
    9.) What are the Price Ranges from the stripped down models to the most deluxe models per the 3 different sizes?

    I’m really intrigued by this invention.

    Thanks for the article.


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