In Brief

Campers stay in artistic and unusual mobile objects at the Urban Campsite in Amsterdam.

Of the many hazards that come with camping, one of the most treacherous is putting up the tent. Even the easy setup ones are never as easy as the instructions make out. Urban Campsite in Amsterdam does away with tents, letting campers stay in provided mobile spaces – but these are not ordinary tents, but works of art commissioned by the collective. The project brings together art and camping and a new experience to sleeping outdoors.

There are a range of available accommodations from the Boomhuttenfest tree house, where sleepers stay high in the trees in hanging 3D polyhedrons, to Kevin van Braak’s Caravan, which looks like a normal camper but folds out into an artificial garden replete with silk flowers, stuffed animals, a sound system emitting bird sounds.

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