Now this is cool! I don’t know about you, but I like my freedom and mobility to go where I want when I want. If I were in my twenties, this fabulous eco tent would be my home. I am in my fifties and it still suits my fancy. Times are changing. I have friends who have lived in the same house for twenty years. They talk about a new adventure, but the idea of moving overwhelms them. Then I have friends who really want a new adventure, but they are stuck trying to sell their home. Myself, I always thought I would stay put in one of the homes I bought, but life has had other plans. I have been on the move the last twenty years, and while I am looking to put down some roots, I am undecided where to go. I do know I want to live in harmony with nature, breathe in the beauty of the natural world every day, be able to walk in the mountains, swim in the sea and grow my own food. I do NOT want a smart meter on my house, live amidst man made noise pollution and pay out the nose for electricity to heat and cool my home.

My idea of the American dream is taking on new form with a fresh direction. I am more interested in a sustainable life amidst community living with kindred souls who want to share in living off the energy of the sun and wind, share in growing food and gardens, and bask in nature’s beauty and wisdom while having our own lives and yet look after one another. This innovative, mobile eco tent for ultimate freedom has inspired new vision in me. The only down side is how much stuff I will have to relinquish and weed in order to be so wonderfully mobile…and free.

Meet the Autonomous Tent!

A few facts: The price of the Cocoon design at 700 sq ft starts at $100,000 and the Tipi design at 1000 sq ft starts at $200,000. It can be set up and taken down without the need of a foundation. It is designed to withstand hurricane winds and heavy snow loads. It is a high-tech shell core designed for insulation and to prevent mildew and rot. A wood burning stove can be used inside. Each tent is customized to its location, and in remote locations, a small array of solar panels provides enough power for LED lights, pumps, water filters, and a composting system.