Other than providing scant cover from falling lava when Yellowstone blows up, it seems like a not bad idea (aside from maybe being a bit pricey). We put them up on permanent wood floors/platforms every summer when I managed a Girl Scout camp. They worked fine.
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Jim Fry wrote:it seems like a not bad idea (aside from maybe being a bit pricey). We put them up on permanent wood floors/platforms every summer when I managed a Girl Scout camp. They worked fine.
That was also my first impression, considering the $1,000 for the lumber aswell, but then I considered temporary as potentially meaning 1 season (say 4-6 months), and for that I'd say it's worthwhile compared to having to build a temporary structure from scratch. When someone arrives on their land, they want to spend all their possible time on making their permanent home+developing infrastructure for resource management, not worrying about if the temporary shelter is sturdy enough that it'll be standing when a storm hits.
After watching the OP's vid, I certainly wouldn't mind living in one.
I looked at campers this year as the farm I work at is looking at getting extra help for next year. Around here, there were many decent ones from 10'-18ft long that were $1000-$3000 and even some acceptable ones that were $500. If I had to choose between a camper and an army tent, I'd probably go with a camper for convenience. I'm sure both hold their resale value well, so it's just a matter of preference and availability.
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