You might have to gather up your courage if you need to relieve yourself in the middle of the winter but otherwise this 4-season off-grid tent house is downright cozy. Located in Gatineau Park, Quebec, Canada, the house sits on a modest 15 x 18 footprint and has a space saving layout with cascading bunk beds that sleep 4 adults. The canvas walls are like double-paned windows with an airlock in between for maximum insulation. If you’re looking for a barebones starter home for that blank piece of property that can withstand the rigors subzero living, take notes: 

In this video, we give you a tour of a prospector-style, 4-season tent that is completely off-grid.  The tent is built with two layers of weather-proof canvas stretched over a wooden frame and is equipped with a double combustion wood stove for heat, a solar panel to power 1 LED light, and a propane fridge to keep food cool during the summer months. 

The tent is separated into 4 quarters: dining room, kitchen, sleeping area, and woodstove/living room.  There’s also an outhouse, barbecue and picnic table outside.

Measuring approx. 15 x 18 feet, this tent would make a very comfortable tiny house, although we would make a couple of changes to make it more liveable over the long-term, including the addition of an indoor composting toilet, a couch in front of the fireplace, larger windows, and a more powerful solar system so that we could power more than 1 light.

This tent is a rental unit in Gatineau Park that can be accessed by snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in Winter, or hiking/cycling in Summer.  For more information about renting a 4-season tent (or yurt) in Gatineau Park, visit the NCC website HERE.


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