This Portable Cabin Might as Well Be a Tent

A really, really cumbersome tent. May require a crane.

By Evan Bleier

 
This Portable Cabin Might as Well Be a Tent
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31 October 2016

As any good contractor will tell you, if your house lacks a solid foundation, you’re gonna wind up sunk.

Unless, of course, you're setting up shop in the foundation-free ARK, in which case the absence is by design — not neglect.

Built from laminated timber, tempered glass and sheet metal, the ARK Shelter is a pre-fab cabin that can be installed anywhere in the world a crane is able to place the nine-ton dwelling.

Created to provide “a place to live in the wild” and get its occupant(s) “back to basics,” the sides of the ARK fold open in order to make the natural landscape a part of the home and make it easy to “enjoy camping without giving up luxury.” Warm, cozy and environmentally friendly, the zero-impact dwelling features furniture made to fit into its contours, as well as its own set of custom cooking utensils and linens.

“By collecting rainwater and using wind power for electricity, ARK becomes a self-supporting house,” according to the manufacturer. “This ecological shelter is sustainable and totally independent with respect for surrounding nature, and that’s what makes our ARK so unique.”

Pricing is done on a case-by-case basis, so you’ll have to design your ARK with the company.

It’ll beat the one Noah had.

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