Permanent Tent Living


If you want a break from your daily routine and venture out into a new lifestyle, livable tents are a great alternative.

Livable tents are also an excellent semi-permanent solution for those who can’t afford a real house or an apartment or a temporary solution while building a home.

Aside from a temporary longterm living option, there are several 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 some inspiring benefits of choosing the livable tent lifestyle.


Spending time with nature improves one’s mental and physical health. Nature provides calmness and serenity that is only found in, well, nature.

Enjoy the fresh air, soak up vitamin D and live with less noise pollution for a healthier mind and body.


Bills, bills, bills. From rent, mortgages to utility bills, we all know how stressful the cost of living can be. A livable tent can help you save a significant amount of money.

Your highest cost will be the location where you set up your livable tent, but there are many other ways to save, such as solar-powered electricity, smart water management, so you don’t rely on grid water supply.

I know a couple who were about to build a home on a large piece of property and in the meantime, they had decided to take their time by living in a livable tent. In the end, they didn’t build the house and saved all that money. They seem quite comfortable and have everything they need, including a connection to the NBN with a satellite dish.


Livable tents are a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. It’s all about how you live and make the most out of your resources. But from a construction point of view, they win hands down.


It’s no coincidence that living in a tent changes the way you feel about life. Many find that they get back to basics, and even their values begin to change. If you can move away from the city and suburbs, you will find that your life is more balanced, healthy and different things become important. With so many jobs being kicked out of the office, remote positions make it possible to get away from the constant grind of the cities and suburbs.


Compared to living in a home, a livable tent is practically maintenance free. And, I for one, think that is a remarkable thing.

The livable-tent lifestyle may not be for everyone, but you might be surprised. Try it out the next time you have an extended holiday and see how you feel. A livable tent also makes for a great getaway weekend home that won’t break the bank.



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Kimberly Powell

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