A Crib in the Woods
Published on 09/13/2012
By Shelby Trueax
The frequent urge to get away from it all is tough to truly satisfy unless you’re prepared to live out of a backpack and (attempt to) sleep in 30-square-footprint tent. That weekend getaway just got a whole lot more intense; especially if you’re traveling with anyone who is, well, let’s just call it, “unadventurous”. But, the word ‘hotel’ doesn’t exactly scream serenity, and unless you’re lucky enough to have access to a legitimate cabin-in-the-woods surrounded by hundreds of acres of absolutely nothing, your tranquil excursion likely will remain a fantasy.
Wait… this is the 21st century, shouldn’t someone have thought of something to provide every Active Junky with the getaway fix they long for? Look no further, Enviresponsible Shelters, Inc. has your back on this one, and their innovation is nothing short of incredible.
Architect Jeffrey Brodhurst has designed a minimalistic yet weatherproof shelter that’s so homey and quaint, it’s been named ‘The Crib’. This award-winning structure is literally a dream-come-true for every adventurist who has always wanted to have a small sanctuary to himself. With a swing-up door similar to the one on your garage, an outdoor deck, and translucent polycarbonate walls, you may well forget that you’re technically indoors, that is, until it’s blizzarding with 70 mile-an-hour winds and you’re glad you have four walls and a roof. But don’t think of The Crib as simply a shelter; with countless optional add-ons (including a lounge-worthy loft, “Kitchen in a Box”, and fireplace), three models ranging from 175–390 square feet, and up to 140 square feet of premium nature-watching outdoor deck space, you’re in the lap of luxury that you’ll be thrilled to call your Crib. The only thing that’s standing between you and your repeated weekend getaways are: a building site, one to three weeks for assembly time, and about $89,000.