(Video Credit: Wild Fennec/YouTube)

The camping-with-your-car-but-more-hardcore scene known as “overlanding” has picked up some steam in the last few years. And this $50,000 Wild Fennec conversion for your Land Rover Defender is pretty much the ultimate manifestation of it.

Look how quick the wagon turns into a little skyscraper!

In case you want to see that again, in the snow:

The concept is simple, and old as the Defender itself: take a long wheelbase Land Rover, rearrange the back to make cool living quarters, then drive somewhere ridiculously remote and start churning out an epic Instagram feed. Or something like that.

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Anyway the Wild Fennec here is hardly the first heavily involved “overlander” vehicle upfit, or the biggest. Or the most expensive. But I do believe this might be the most quintessential interpretation of overlanding as we know it today.

It looks genuinely capable– the 110-inch wheelbase isn’t exactly “short” but it’s much more maneuverable than a Unimog or some of the bus-sized beasts we’ve seen, but at the same time it’s way too complicated secertly enormous.

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And of course it’s based on a Land Rover, the most picturesque of all adventure vehicles. (Did I mention “looking cool” is the only thing more important than not running out of fuel?)

Come on, there’s even a wooden deck on the back of this baby!

It’s just over-the-top enough while actually looking halfway professional. Except maybe for those Hot Wheels graphics, I guess.

The company making the Wild Fennec seems to be run by a couple of French adventure-travel enthusiasts. Looks like the machine will be on the market at the beginning of 2017. I’m guessing the €50,000 (about $53,000 right now) list price doesn’t include a Land Rover, so make sure you start with one that’s not too rusty.

Or you could save your pennies for gas and beer and just live out of a Geo like a real tough barnacle.