In New Zealand, we’ve noticed the locals like to go big with their homes — even if they’re just huts. As a structure on Auckland’s Waiheke Island makes clear, that trend also extends to tents.
Designed by award-winning architect Chris Tate, the Tent House is based on the triangular shape of an A-frame tent. Completed over the course of two years, the home has 750 square feet of floor space spread across two open floors that are connected by a tight spiral staircase.
NZ Tent (4 images)
Encircled on three sides by tree and wetlands, the angular structure sharply contrasts with its surroundings, although its lack of walls and doors delivers an outside feel within its walls. The high-quality interior should be no surprise: Tate previously won New Zealand's Best Spatial Design award for Residential Interiors.
Originally meant to be Tate’s weekend getaway, the Tent House — which has a queen bed, full kitchen, spa pool, firepit, wifi, large front deck and an indoor/outdoor Bluetooth sound system — is now available to rent “for the discerning guest,” starting at around $235 per night.