Just inches away from summer glory, the latest cluster of COVID-19 cases in the Northern Beaches of Sydney has forced Australia’s state borders to close (again) – smacking the proverbial ice cream cone out of the entire nation’s hand and leaving intrastate travel as the sole option for any semblance of a “getaway” this holiday season. And after a tough year of making do, we deserve a little more than just regular old camping. Glamping opportunities, of course, are likely to be booked out in a heartbeat… so why not treat yourself to glamping on your own terms with the Jupe Flat-Pack Shelter?
With a futuristic design aesthetic drawing inspiration from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, this portable off-the-grid escape comes with quite the enticing tagline – “just add land”. Featuring an aluminium pole frame and a luminescent Firesist fabric exterior, this easy-to-assemble bit of outdoor kit provides:
- 111-square feet of interior living space with high ceilings
- finished Baltic birchwood floors
- queen-sized bed w/ Nectar mattress, designer desk, designer chair, ottoman, & storage area
- as well as a grand entryway to provide a primo view of the scenery
In line with the Jupe engineer’s mission statement to deliver a hotel-like experience, however, other amenities include dimmable LED lighting, electrical outlets, USB charging stations, and even a private wi-fi network powered by a single 200 Ah battery + solar array (panels, battery, etc.). Extra niceties such as Sonos Move speakers, integrated Alexa capabilities, coolers, lock safes, and a small porch are also available for those with the requisitve dosh.
“Experiencing the natural wonders of the world shouldn’t mean being forced to disconnect while staying in a less-than-inspirational living space,” says Jeff Wilson, Co-Founder & CEO of Jupe.
“Jupe is an out-of-this-city getaway inspired by out-of-this-world ideas. During these times when most of us are craving a true escape, Jupe
provides an experience perfectly suited for socially distanced travel.”
The Jupe Flat-Pack Portable Shelter is now available to pre-order for US$99 (deposit) with a starting price point of US$17,500 (“1/5th the price of an average Airstream”).