“Camping is defined as getting away from an urban area, and enjoying nature, spending one or two nights in a location. As such, the phrase urban camping contradicts itself. “Urban camping informally and unexpectedly revealed itself in examples such as parents camping out in front of a school to enroll their kids, or Harry Potter Fans camping in front of a store to buy the newest release,” writes IEA of their inspiration for the project.
According to IEA, renewed interest in traveling has led to a rising demand for low-budget accommodations—which really makes sense when you consider the more frugal times we’re living in. The vertical campsites have been installed in a few different European cities so far, and it’ll be fun to see where they might pop up next!
Via PopUp City
Lead image via Design Under Sky