Win a Tentsile Tree Tent and BioLite Energy Kit (worth $1072) in the Inhabitat off-grid camping giveaway

June 7, 2016 by  
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Summer is just a few weeks away, so it’s prime time for an adventure in the great outdoors. Fortunately, going off-grid doesn’t have to mean giving up modern comforts – which is why we’ve partnered up with BioLite and Tentsile to give away an amazing camping prize package worth over $1000 ! Our grand prize winner will receive a Tentsile Stingray tree tent and a BioLite Energy Kit (complete with a CookStove , a Solar Panel 5+ , and a PowerLight Mini ), and two lucky runner-ups will each receive a brand new BioLite BaseLantern (available for just a few more days on Kickstarter )! It only takes 2 seconds to enter – simply sign up using the Rafflecopter widget below, and share the contest on social media for more chances to win! a Rafflecopter giveaway GRAND PRIZE Tentsile “Stingray” Tree Tent – worth $650 Why rough it on the ground when you can drift to sleep high up in the treetops? The $650 Stingray is Tentsile ‘s top-of-the-line tree tent, and it serves as a cozy shelter in the sky for up to three people. The tent can be accessed via a central floor hatch, and it’s topped with rip-resistant insect mesh and a rain fly that can be removed for panoramic views of the stars. BioLite Energy Kit – worth $224 The BioLite Energy Kit includes three of BioLite’s latest and greatest products. The CookStove is a smokeless wood-burning camp stove with a USB-rechargeable airflow system that controls flame size. The SolarPanel 5+ is a 5-Watt photovoltaic panel with a a built-in 2200mAh battery. And the PowerLight is a handy rechargable light that lasts for 52 hours and can charge your cellphone. RUNNER-UP PRIZE BioLite Lantern – worth $99 We’re also offering two runners-up Biolite’s brand new BaseLantern – a sleek, energy-efficient lantern that doubles as a mini smart grid. The BaseLantern outputs 500 lumens of light and features a 7800 mAh lithium-ion battery and two smartphone charging ports. BioLite’s BaseLantern is a brand new item available for just a few more days on Kickstarter , and our runners-up prizes are expected to ship in October or November 2016. + Tentsile + BioLite

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BIG unveils dreamlike ‘unzipped’ Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London

June 7, 2016 by  
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Located in front of the Serpentine Galleries in Kensington Gardens, BIG’s “unzipped wall” pavilion is made of fiberglass boxes piled on top on one another. The fiberglass boxes are translucent, allowing light to permeate the inventive space. According to a statement from the Serpentine Galleries, BIG’s pavilion “is a soaring and curvaceous structure that returns to one of architecture’s most basic elements: the brick wall, resulting in a dramatic shift between a straight line and a three-dimensional space.” Related: BIG selected to design the 2016 Serpentine Pavilion Ingels’ dreamlike pavilion looks different depending on a viewer’s angle. From one side, it appears to be simply a rectangle, and from another, it appears as an ” undulating ” structure. Visitors will be allowed to climb the fiberglass blocks up to a metal wire in place. Ingels said , “I think we tried to make a structure, that in an effortless way, combines a lot of differences. So it’s a wall that becomes a hall inside, it’s a gate to the Serpentine Gallery, but it also creates a space for events.” During the day, a cafe will provide refreshments to visitors in the pavilion. During the evening, it will serve as a performance space for musicians, writers, and artists. Ingels also cited Sydney Opera House architect Jørn Utzon as inspiration. He said , “Utzon had this idea that you could create any imaginable form with carefully designed, mass-produced elements, almost like creating difference out of repetition, and it’s essentially the spirit we’ve tried to bring here.” According to Dezeen, this is the 16th structure that the gallery has commissioned. Each architect they have selected has not yet finished a ” significant building ” in the UK. The first structure was designed by Zaha Hadid back in 2000. + Bjarke Ingels Group + Serpentine Galleries Via Dezeen Images courtesy of Serpentine Galleries , © Iwan Baan

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Tentsile’s new Vista tree tent creates triple-decker treehouses in the sky

January 3, 2016 by  
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Ultra-light and portable Flite tent lets you camp in the trees

November 20, 2015 by  
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This multi-story suspended tent is your dream treehouse

December 8, 2014 by  
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Orkidstudio builds passive solar African orphanage using earthbag construction

December 8, 2014 by  
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Suspended Tentsile Hanging Tent Provides a Portable Safe Haven

March 7, 2012 by  
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