If you enjoy staying the night in the wilderness, you may already camp in a tent.
There are however other options if you want to camp outdoors in something different. Here are five exciting alternatives you’ll love:
Not your typical campsite or camping option, Hogans are traditional earth houses which Navajo people used to live in (and some still do). Hogans are built into a domed shape, with their doors traditionally facing east so Navajo people could get the morning sun and good blessings. If you are looking for an authentic Navajo experience, this is the perfect camping option for you. Building a Hogan varies in price, but luckily, there are renting options in Arizona that are far more affordable.
If you are more into traditional tent camping, staying in a TeePee is a great way to enjoy your slice of nature. All through the 20th century, teepees were used as living structures by the Plains Native Americans. These cone-shaped, tall, tent-like structures were made by putting up a skeleton of 20-30 wooden poles and stretching buffalo skin over it. The skin would then be pulled to a central point and tied together near the top. While teepees are no longer used as homes, they have remained some of the safest, most aesthetically pleasing and reliable camping structures for the lovers of the wilderness. And, guess what? You can rent a teepee in AZ!
Feeling nostalgic for your childhood days and all those tree house moments? Ah, who isn’t! But, it’s not just childhood nostalgia that links us to spending time in a tree house. The feeling of experiencing nature from above is phenomenal, too! Humans started building and living in tree houses many years ago, and modern civilizations have continued the practice – but for camping. There are even Airbnb tree houses for rent!
Drive away from cities and go camping under the stars, far from the light pollution of cities. Look up, and you’ll feel one with Nature, and one with the Higher Power. So, to enjoy nature in its full glory, get your small portable, lightweight bed, set it up at the spot that gives you a clear view of the vast and limitless skies, and get ready to be blown away. The most significant advantage of a cot is that you can place it virtually anywhere.
Hammocking became increasingly popular only a few years ago. At first, hammocks were simple (but strong) pieces of cloth that could be placed anywhere you liked: all you needed were two strong trees and voila! However, these days the whole hammock camping thing fancied up. Some hammocks come equipped with a cover, and a single bed allowing you to spend nights outside under cover.
Whichever of the above attracts you, being in nature makes sense. So try it!
Whether you are going camping alone or with your family, try one of these new camping experiences!