I’m a bit obsessed with glamping. I love the idea of staying in a vintage-style safari camp with all the luxuries – a bathtub for instance, and a cushy bed, and folding chairs pulled ’round a fire at night while my adventurer friends tell tales and drink something serious. That’s glamping – or glamorous camping.
(Think Out of Africa, or The English Patient or these Louis Vuitton ads from a few years back…)
Overly romanticized, yes. Dreamy. But not particularly practical or realistic.
And then these guys come along and made me want to live in a tent forever! Seriously.
The Autonomous Tent Company designs and manufactures the most stylish tents you will ever see. Phil Parr and architect Harry Gesner originally founded the company to create the world’s first, transportable 5-star boutique hotel. Imagine having “pop-up” hotels in secluded, natural locations for a short period of time – completely sustainable, powered by the sun and the wind, and offering unique, exclusive and fleeting experiences.
But as they worked on their design, they realized they were creating something else entirely. A completely new kind of architecture. Their first edition tents are hand-crafted, one of a kind abodes that are delivered by semi-trailer and can be set up easily.
The small version starts at $100,000 for up to 700 square feet of living space. Definitely high dollar for a pup tent – but this is something else entirely. The structures are engineered to withstand hurricane-force winds and heavy snow. They feature a high-tech translucent shell, insulation and are resistant to mildew and pests. There is also a special water purification system.
Interiors feature kitchens, full size bathtubs and more if you like…
And, as seen below, your interior style can be as rustic or as glamorous as you like.
So if this can, in any way, be called roughing it – sign me up!
For more information on these fabulous designs, here’s the link to the site: http://www.autonomoustent.com/