In 1998, Edd China needed a gimmick to help raise money for charity. He also a longed for a “comfy” vehicle to drive around in. So, with a low budget and an active imagination, China created the first Casual Loafa – an armchair and coffee-table set attached to the base of an automobile. The vehicle was so popular that China decided to turn his idea into a company called Cummfy Banana (a name that combines Edd’s original goal with his nickname). These days, the company turns ordinary pieces of furniture into street-legal vehicles that can be found on the streets near London, England.
Take, for example, the Street Sleeper, a four-post bed-on-wheels powered by a VW engine. Or the Bog Standard – a motorcycle and sidecar hidden under a bathroom set. (Can you imagine sitting at a traffic light and casually turning to the look at the vehicle beside yours – only to realize that the driver is sitting on a toilet and his passenger is riding in a bathtub?)
Although cruising around in your favorite armchair or rolling down the street without rolling out of bed may seem like a dream come true, insuring drivable furniture is a nightmare. This is why if you head to England and rent a Cummfy-Banana creation, your rental rate of