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Elise Harron

Could You Live in a Tent on Rural Land in Northern Arizona?

Tent at Nata Lodge Botswana How about living in a tent on own rural land.  What, that’s crazy!  Maybe not.  Tents on platforms create practical and comfortable dwellings in both cold and hot climates, many are used in Africa game lodges. 

North of the I-40, in Northern Arizona there are some very special parcels of rural land in mile-high juniper/pinon woodland.  It would be perfect to erect platform tents as homes on this rural Northern Arizona land.

Last year I stayed at one in Nata Lodge near the Nata Bird Sanctuary in Botswana, Africa.  I thought, “oh no; I’m too tired for a tent”. 

But this tent was beautiful, spacious and high, with a gleaming wooden floor, a half wall behind the bed, a bathroom in the back.Image result for nata lodge tent  Could You live in a tent on rural land in Northern Arizona? — Yes, what a terrific idea! You could do it!  When I wanted more air, I just unzipped a window.  It was great!  it was a cold night but warm inside the tent. 

Could You Live in a Tent on Rural Land?

This one had a hot outdoor shower in a balcony off the back of the tent.  Heavenly!

Just like a house, all the necessities can be added — a septic system and plumbing, a well for water, and a solar system on poles to run the pump, the lights, and access to the internet.

See earlier blogs in this series on alternative homes, teepees, and yurts.

Could You live in a tent on rural land?



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Elise Harron

Realtor with Dirt Road Real Estate


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Dirt Road Real Estate

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