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.
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 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.