Are you into camping? No? Let me guess why. The wild scares the shit out of you and the lack of creature comfort turns you off? While the Autonomous Tent you see here can’t help you on the former, it can certainly address the latter because, after all, it is a luxury tent. Actually, it is more like an actual architecture, really, that’s entirely a class of its own. It lacks of the foundation, though, which means it can be set up and taken down, leaving no trace of its existence and also, move you will want because this baby will blow a $100K or bigger hole in your bank account.
Anyways, Autonomous Tent is more like a semi-permanent dwelling and though so, it is designed to stand up to the beatings of up to 90 mph winds and heavy snow. Two sizes are offered: a 700-square-foot Cocoon and a 1,000-square-foot Tipi. Whichever size you choose, it will come with a raised deck which, understandably, is where much of the cost is. As you can see, Autonomous Tent is not the tent that you hitch on your back and setup in minutes. It need to be constructed and setup by pros. It is a luxury tent that you will want to stay for a prolong period of time.
However, it does have similarity with regular tents: it can be set up anywhere where you are allow to. Best of all, if the site has access to electricity, gas, water, and sewer, Autonomous Tent can be set to take advantage of those utilities. If not, it can be equipped with solar panels to supply the electricity necessary for powering the LED lights, pumps, water filters and whatnot, and a composting system can also be included to fill in the lack of a proper sewage. Ok. Now this really blurs the line between a tent and an architecture. It is definitely not your average campers’ tent.
Its creators, Harry Gesner and Patricia DiMario, are gunning at well-to-do outdoor lovers who probably have issues with cold, hard ground and bugs. Perhaps a successful writer who needs a getaway in the wild to work on his or her potential New York Times best seller book could have a use for the Autonomous Tent and so, it is not farfetched to imagine there’s a demand for it.
Images: Autonomous Tent.