The word ‘tent’ does not quite call to mind a sense of permanence or even a whole lot of free space, but all the same, people and companies like the Autonomous Tent Co. based out of Colorado are turning out gorgeous and bold designs that are tough enough to last as long as a cabin. For example, the company just installed their Tent Cocoon at the TreeBones Resort in the South of Big Sur.
While this is most definitely a tent, with a tough fabric pulled tightly over large metal ribs, it does not look like one from the inside. This Cocoon features a 500 square foot space with a king sized bed, full bathroom with a claw foot tub and flushable composting toilet. In addition to the great indoor area, the front of the tent features floor to ceiling windows and a large deck area for hanging out on and reading a book while you look out over the Pacific. [Purchase]