the Tiffany of Teardrops : TreeHugger

I really don’t know what to say about the , what Diana Budds at Fast Company calls “a veritable jewel box on wheels.” It’s 900 pounds of sustainably sourced marine plywood and baltic birch with an aluminum space frame and a canvas top. At $63,900, that’s $71 per pound, or as the PSF gang might flip out at, that’s $684 per square foot.

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But as designers Brian and Katrina Manzo of Sprouting Sprocket Studio note, it’s more than just a trailer. “Hütte Hut evolves the teardrop silhouette through architectural details that embrace both artisanal craftsmanship and computerized precision. ” Brian tells Fast Company what we have known forever; the rich are different than you and me, and expect more than a leaky Thermarest under their bottoms.

We wanted to create a space that would have an emotive reaction and give you a new way of thinking about the outdoors. Escapism is so appealing for everyone, but the reality is accessing that escape is hard for some people. They’ve never camped before.

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While the canvas top is lovely and lets the light diffuse through, I would tend not to leave this alone in the campground; the Tivoli radio and other expensive toys would be gone in sixty seconds. I would worry also in bear country; I am reminded of this Far Side cartoon.

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On various sites that have shown this, commenters are outraged at the extravagance but it is a thing of beauty. What do you think? Instead of our usual Hot or Not poll, we offer:

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