Tiny shelters, strange and amusing, pop up in Amsterdam


Tiny home lovers looking for something a bit out of the box can look to UrbanCampsite Amsterdam, a series of micro shelters that takes over an underused part of the city every other year. The 2015 edition saw the likes of a “Bedbug” dwelling complete with legs and a tent with a trampoline for a roof. This year’s crop of inhabitable art, popping up in Amsterdam’s Science Park, is just as kooky.

This year’s theme, “The Art of Tech-Living”—that is, the art of “future life and living”—gave rise to 13 striking little abodes, including a lighter (and pinker) take on climate change and campers fashioned from a ‘70s Dutch electric car, sewer tube, and wheeled waste container. Each dwelling can be booked on Airbnb through August, with prices ranging from €85-140 per night.



“Tubalow,” Boomhuttenfest

Photo by Jeroen Staats



“Tubalow,” Boomhuttenfest

Jeroen Staats



“BnB Foam Home,” Kraft Architecten & Atelier Rick Tegelaar

Photo via UrbanCampsite



“GigaBed,” Studio Valkenier

Photo via UrbanCampsite



“Fou Scope,” Labor Fou

Photo by Jeroen Staats



“TRU,” Akko Goldenbeld and Miriam van Eck

Photo by Jeroen Staats



“TRU,” Akko Goldenbeld and Miriam van Eck

Photo by Jeroen Staats



“Stacking Sticks,” Oscar Sanders

Photo via UrbanCampsite



“Dakloos,” Koele Kachels

Photo by Jeroen Staats



“Sleeping Pod,” Studio Made

Photo by Jeroen Staats



“Sleeping Pod,” Studio Made

Photo by Jeroen Staats



“Univers 9,” Robbert van der Horst

Photo via UrbanCampsite



“(S)low Tech,” Refunc

Photo via UrbanCampsite



“Waiting for Water,” Stefanie Rittler and Sascha Henken

Photo via UrbanCampsite



“Magic Box,” Rick Abelen

Photo by Jeroen Staats

Via: Weburbanist, UrbanCampsite


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