Ever wanted to experience the natural wonders of the world from something a little more substantial and luxurious than a tent? If so, this American-based startup may have the solution.
Called Autonomous Tent, the company specializes in creating a luxury off-grid camping units. Autonomous Tent was founded by Phil Parr, while architect Harry Gesner was responsible for the overall design of the structures.
The tent-like structures are intended to act as semi-permanent fixtures. Due to their form and the materials used in their construction, they can be erected and removed quickly and with ease. The prototype unit is perched on a hillside in California and overlooks the ocean.
The front of Autonomous Tent features a large porch that allows plenty of guests to sit and soak up the views. A set of wood patio doors lead in to the main living area. It consists of a 500 square foot space (46 square meters) and includes all the necessary amenities for a short – or even an extended – stay.
From founder Phil Parr: “The Autonomous Tent is a modern design with open floor plans, soaring ceilings and grand entryways to showcase property views. The luminous resilient fabric stretched across the metal ribs glows at night and provides natural indoor lighting during the day.”
The front of the floor plan is occupied by a rather large and luxurious lounge/bedroom, both of which face the patio doors to the front and look out at the view beyond. To keep warm during colder weather, a wood-burning stove has been placed adjacent the entrance. Towards the back of the tent there’s a bathroom complete with a full shower and a composting toilet.
Autonomous Tent needs little in the way of electricity, but this version gets its electrical supply by way of solar panels. The company claims that they’re the “the world’s first transportable five-star boutique hotel in secluded natural locations”.