Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Rented a tent, a tent, a tent



Amanda found this interesting bit of home decorating. I'm sure there are good reasons for setting up a tent inside your house. Like... um... you have kids who are having a slumber party and are pretending to be camping. Or you're sealing the seams and just don't care about that whole "well-ventilated room" thing.

I'm not sure there are good reasons for having the set-up tent included in the listing when you try to sell your house.

17 comments:

pork luck said...

I'm setting up a tent in the living room tonight. But justs as a test run for campinig.. not to actually live in.

Anonymous said...

That tent takes it from a 4BR to a 5BR. Or possibley from 2 baths to 3 if there is a bucket inside.

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering how they staked those ropes into the floor?

Amanda said...

Holmes: Watson, what do the stars mean to you?
Watson: It's a sign of our insignificance as human beings, on this tiny planet in this vast universe.
Holmes: No, Watson, you idiot. They mean someone stole our tent- and our house!

~~Silk said...

Wouldn't taking the tent down sorta come after vacuuming the floor in importance?

I though it was odd that there are TWO of those strange low cushionless sofas, one in the tent room and one in the bathroom.

Chris Z. said...

Sweet! Camping without ever dealing with the outdoors!

Love the blog, I've submitted it out to a busy site so expect your traffic to rise a bit tomorrow :)

GaryM said...

Paint a star field on the ceiling, add a boom box of forest noises, and then all you need is the campfire.

Good grief! What a hideous addition in the back, attaching a boarding house to an otherwise attractive residence.

Jenn said...

Judging from the purple mini-suitcase, that's probably the kids' playroom. I wish I had a tent in my house...

Anonymous said...

Also strange is the sectional sofa set up in the kitchen so that the people in the picture could watch TV!

FarmWife said...

Now I don't feel so bad about the tent we had sitting in our front yard for a week.

Anonymous said...

A tent in a house usually means bedbugs.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the other anonymous comment... My first thought was bedbugs, especially since I suffered through them myself... though I never thought of installing a tent!

Anonymous said...

I've heard of people in Japan living in a tent inside their apartment. The reason being it's easier to keep the tent you sleeo in warm than it is the whole apartment.

Bedbugs is a more likely scenario, though. I guess these people think that's a selling point.

Theresa said...

It's obviously a sign of a leaky roof.
T

Anonymous said...

What's really great-is that the tent's not just sitting there. It's got guywires "staked" into the floor!

Jen Shikami said...

Of course the tent is staked down. What if it's a windy night? Sheesh.

lexellle said...

We have a yurt that we made on a piece of vacation property in Vermont. It cost about $200, but that's 'cause we installed a fancy floor made out of genuine 2x4's. The kids' "room" is a two-man tent.