"I'm Living in This Tent Full-Time, and It's Incredible!"
You'll want to take a look at this video on "Living In A Lotus Belle Tent," where the owner lives until he completes his own tiny house. This Lotus Belle tent is quite beautiful in its simple design, and can later be used as a space for guests, or as an artists studio.
The Lotus tent itself is 16 square feet in diameter, and is constructed to a very high quality. The canvas is 350gsm, which is much heavier duty than just any regular canvas tent. The floor in the tent is constructed from the same material that many kayaks are made from. The Lotus Belle motto is tents for life, not the landfill, which is something to think about. In a world where we throw so many things away, it’s nice to see a company push for sustainability and longevity in their products. Inside the tent there is everything that you need. The power comes from a very simple 150watt solar system, which runs on hot and cold water, refrigeration comes from a Waeco Coolfreeze 25 litre fridge. Keeping warm on the cooler nights is important and The Traveller Stove from the United Kingdom based company Anevay heats the Lotus Belle tent efficiently and wonderfully. It’s a tidy little package, and the 4 kilowatt heater does a great job of keeping the tent nice and toasty. To help the heat circulate throughout the tent, the owner has added a small thermoelectric fan, which actually does make a huge difference in warming the space. At the moment, the Traveller Stove is also what the owner is using to do all ofhis cooking on.
In true treehouse style, tiki-hut-style the bathroom for this tent is accessed via a rope bridge which joins onto the deck. The roof is made from an old canvas patio umbrella and all of the walls are clad in bamboo that was cut down from a neighbours property. Inside the rustic, beach bathroom, there is a basin, shower (both of which have hot, running water) and a composting toilet.
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