Vertical Urban Camping: Crazy or Convenient?

Vertical Urban Camping: Crazy or Convenient?

Sarah Rae Smith
Jul 9, 2009

Have you seen the latest ideas when it comes to camping? We're going to urban areas and straight up in the air! It would offer great views, allow you to camp in densely populated and exposed areas, plus add additional, inexpensive lodging options to your travel plans. Although we're excited we still have some doubts about things like safety, security and weather. Share your thoughts on this new take on camping, after the jump!

The folks over at Import.Export Architecture are the masterminds behind these towering structures. We like the idea behind making the units portable so they could be erected and relocated for events that might attract large crowds. For large outdoor music festivals where thousands of people end up sleeping on the ground, this would make for a unique city like feel (or somewhat like the Ewok village, we can't decide).

But how safe would it really be, or would you be into drunken neighbors stumbling to the top tier through your campsite in the wee hours of the morning. I'm sure all these things will be addressed, but it could be a fantastic way to travel the world and sleep under the stars instead of a hostel if you're so inclined for the adventure.

Check out Dornob for a few more prototype photos and ideas of how they could work well in a cramped urban setting!

What are your thoughts on the idea? Leave us a note in the comments below!

(via: Dornob)
(Images: Import.Export)

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