Australia’s festival season might be yonks away, but for the preppers and lucky ones touring the Euro circuit right now, knowing that these fully recyclable tents exist might be very relevant indeed.
Fortunately a pair of Dutch university graduates have come up with the perfect festival tent. Behold KarTent, a temporary abode which stays rain resistant for a few days and can be recycled afterwards – because it’s made from cardboard.
The tents, which take just a few minutes to put together and fold into position, are fixed to the ground with normal pegs. Inside you’ll find enough space for two people plus bags. The structures are ventilated via a hole in the back, and they are surprisingly less flammable than standard tents.
The best part? The blank cardboard walls are practically begging to be drawn on. A recyclable tent slash art canvas? Say no more.
The greatest part of it all is that KarTent will actually hand-deliver your tent to your festival for you, so if you’re heading to a European festival this summer, this might just be for you. As the company is still in its early days of development, they haven’t figured out how to get these cardboard tents down under although they will be making their first local appearance at the Yours and Owls festival in Wollongong this September, so it’s only a matter of time before they’ll be available to buy, we reckon.
“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou