Permanent Tent Living

OFF-THE-GRID: INSPIRING BENEFITS OF A LIVABLE TENT

With our hectic schedules and busy lives, it’s very refreshing to slow down and live simple once in a while. If you want a break from your daily routine and leave the confines of your home, livable tents are a great alternative. A livable tent is also a good permanent solution for those who can’t afford a real house or an apartment or a temporary solution while a home is being built.

Aside from a temporary living option, there are many other advantages to living in a livable tent, from your health to the money you can save. To shed more light on this topic, here are five inspiring benefits of a livable tent.

IMPROVED HEALTH

Spending time with nature is said to greatly improve one’s mental and physical health — both for children and adults. The calmness and serenity that nature generously give have significant benefits over depression, anxiety, diabetes and heart-related concerns.

A livable tent allows you to enjoy the fresh air, which offers plenty of health benefits, such as improving your blood pressure, aiding in digestion and improving the immune system. Vitamin D from the sun is also an extra benefit you can get from living in a tent. Vitamin D is essential to help our body absorb calcium and phosphorus, which strengthen our teeth and bones. If it’s about improving your overall health, that’s already one big reason to get in a livable tent.

REDUCED LIVING COSTS

Bills, bills, bills — from rent, mortgages to utility bills — we all know how stressful the cost of living can be. Cutting on costs isn’t easy, but a livable tent can help you save a significant amount of money.

If you can find a good spot to set up your tent, you can rest assured to save a lot on rent, electricity and many other amenity costs. It may sound extreme, but if you enjoy camping and being with nature, you can cut the cost of running a modern household and enjoy the wilderness at the same time. More money plus more fun sounds like an excellent plan.

SMALL CARBON FOOTPRINT

With technology significantly taking over the world, we’re all encouraged to leave a small negative ecological impact on Earth as much as possible. A tent leaves a minimal footprint compared to a house. Living in a tent — whether temporarily or for the long term — will let you do your part of caring more for the environment.

Modern households today leave a big (in a negative way) ecological footprint, but purchasing and using a natural and organic tent will greatly reduce this footprint.

SIMPLICITY

A livable tent instantly makes life simple again. It’s something that we don’t get to experience a lot because of how complicated and rushed our lives are today. Living in a tent somehow slows down life and puts one’s life back into perspective. A great way to refresh and focus on the more important things in life, such as our health, peace of mind and happiness.

Moving in a livable tent is also a great way to help you simplify your life. It’s the perfect excuse to declutter the things you own and give more priority to only the things you need. A livable tent makes you realise the beauty of both the simple things and simple living.

VARIETY AND CHALLENGE

When you live in a real house, there’s not much you can do when you want to add variety. You can have the house repainted or switch furniture. You can buy new curtains or add new items. However, a livable tent gives you the flexibility and versatility of changing not just the look, the interior but also your location. There aren’t too many houses that allow you to change location whenever you feel like it, but livable tents give you the freedom to add this option to your living conditions.

Aside from adding variety, living in a tent full-time lets you enjoy the challenge of thriving outdoors. There’s a rewarding feeling when you take on a different challenge not many will grab. It empowers you and gives you a sense of pride.

Living in a tent may sound overwhelming or a little too extreme, which gives people a few reasons to make the switch. However, when you do your research and think about it, you’ll realise that there are so many benefits one can get from a livable tent. All you need to do is buy or build a tent that meets your specifications, find the perfect spot, and you’re all set to trade the urban life for something far more freeing and enjoyable. More permanent tents are always a good option for a piece of land when you want to get away for an extended period of time.

 


 

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Kimberly Powell
kimberly.powell@dinga.com.au

Kimberly loves camping, cooking, travelling and animals. She's turned her hand to writing to share her experience.