Perhaps you have been searching for the perfect alternative housing option. You desire something that produces a very small footprint and gets you as close to the natural world around you as possible. Has tent living crossed your mind? After all, people have been living in tents for thousands of years.
The Bible is full of references of people who lived in a tent: “By faith [Abraham] made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise.” — Hebrews 11:9
Moses and David also lived a nomadic lifestyle. They pitched tents and travelled from one location to another, generally searching for water and pastures for their livestock.
Now, while you may not necessarily desire to be a nomad, tent living does have a host of benefits, including: