Recently I wondered and talked about some of the quirky and brilliant ways people all over the world are using tents. Therefore, I thought about the possibility that some people have considered or even opted to live in a tent permanently. Inspired by this idea, I dug a little deeper into this subject of permanent tent accommodation.
What would it mean to live in a tent full time? Some people might be pissed off by this idea, while others might be thrilled and excited to take on the challenge and some might not have an alternative. Whatever the reason or justification, there are 5 indisputable and great benefits to leaving your modern home and putting it under a tent.
1. Profitability is clear
Finding the right location to pitch your tent will certainly reduce your monthly costs for rent, electricity, etc. The idea of saving on your expenses in this area might seem a little extreme, but compare it to running a modern household and you might just change your mind. Naturally, you might be concerned about cold winters, no internet, and not having hot showers, but there are ways to avoid that. You can invest in a good tent and enough supplies for the winter, sign up for a gym with showers, and use the free internet offered by libraries, cafes, and even shopping malls.
2. It will be an invigorating challenge and a life-changing experience
Having a purpose built luxury tent will definitely make the experience more comfortable and less demanding, but it will still be a demanding challenge living in a tent full time. There are, however, multitudes of people who find pleasure, excitement and gratification in such difficult tasks and many people thrive on them! Facing and overcoming a challenge like this will no doubt be extremely rewarding and rewarding. It will not only empower you and enhance your self-respect and dignity, but it will also provide you with a sense of accomplishment to be able to live and care for yourself like our ancestors, before modernism.
3. It will significantly reduce your ecological footprint
We are all increasingly aware of the importance of reducing and impacting our ecological footprint. It starts with being more aware of leaving less of a negative ecological footprint on Earth and making sure it’s as small as possible. Comparing running a modern household to living in a tent, it’s clear that a tent leaves an extremely small ecological footprint. If you’re already concerned about the future of the Earth and lessening your impact on Mother Nature, you’re probably quite ready and able to live in a tent permanently.
4. It will allow you to experience forest bathing
While the idea of immersing yourself in open waters hidden in forests is enchanting, forest bathing refers to spending time among trees and is an established way to increase your happiness and health. Japanese studies have found that phytoncides released by plants help regulate your body, improve the immune system and increase air supply – leading to happiness and better health.
5. It offers you a less complicated lifestyle
Modern life is often characterized by a constant rush and an environment of complication. Life in a tent forces you to pay attention to the things that really matter. Tent life is a simpler way of life, more focused on what really matters, as well as a change of perspective. Since few people have lived a truly simple life, living in a tent will be truly life changing and meaningful.
While researching this article, I came across an amazing variety of what is coined like, glamping tents. Some companies put a double bed and carpet inside and call it glamping, then others offer tent structures with proper flooring, windows and doors, toiletries and nicely decorated interiors.