Off-grid Autonomous Tents are made for luxurious camping

Autonomous Tents
© Autonomous Tents

Tents can come in many shapes and sizes, as well as levels of luxury. Aimed squarely at "glampers" (a portmanteau of "glamourous" and "camper") is this luxurious, off-grid camping structure by Autonomous Tents.

Designed by maverick architect Harry Gesner for the Denver, Colorado-based start-up, the tent is made out of a hi-tech, rot- and mildew-resistant fabric attached to a frame that's capable of tolerating snow loads of up to 30 pounds per square foot and 90-miles-per-hour winds. Frames can either be steel or aluminum tubing, or laminated wood beams.

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Autonomous Tents© Autonomous Tents
Autonomous Tents© Autonomous Tents
Autonomous Tents© Autonomous Tents
Autonomous Tents© Autonomous Tents

The structures can be erected for temporary or permanent applications. For remote locations, the tent can be powered with solar panels and equipped with a water filtration system and composting toilet. Portability and ease of set-up is key to the design, says Autonomous Tents founder Phil Parr on Dezeen:

These tents are used for both personal and commercial applications, including private gourmet dining experiences, luxury guest suites, yoga studios, spas, cocktail lounges and hunting and fishing lodges. [They are] the world's first transportable five-star boutique hotel in secluded natural locations.

The curved, organic shape of the tent allows it to blend into the greater landscape.

Autonomous Tents© Autonomous Tents
Autonomous Tents© Autonomous Tents

Autonomous Tents are customizable and can come in two sizes: the 500 to 700-square-foot Cocoon and the 1,000-square-foot Tipi. Sadly, neither one is cheap -- a lot of the cost will apparently go to building the raised deck that these tents sit on. The Cocoon will cost around a hefty $100,000 USD, while the Tipi will ring in at $200,000. One could literally just buy a house instead (or visit one of installations that are already up). Of course, this being a luxury product, there'll be someone with deep pockets out there willing to part with their money for it. More over at Autonomous Tents.

Tags: Camping | Small Spaces

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