If you were wondering where the employees fired by Elon Musk might have gone, we found them. Former engineers who worked for Tesla and SpaceX are currently developing a rather original business, based on luxury tents set up here and there in the American countryside. The concept? Buy or rent one tried, install it in your forest or on your beach and earn money on seasonal stays. You are also free to participate as a simple traveler: the manufacturer’s site, Jupe, works like an Airbnb.
Inside we still find all the comforts that are needed to have a relaxing holiday. Already a queen size memory foam bed to immerse yourself in the arms of Morpheus. With this, air conditioning and heating are included and 120 volt sockets allow you to connect your equipment like at home. Oh, and the duvet is heatedif the radiator is not enough.
But who the hell could have embarked on such a project (whose design is reminiscent of the Fyre Festival), backed by… Y Combinator and Starting capital ?
Live in a trash can
To get an idea of the characters, let’s look at the case of Jupe’s CEO. This is Jeff Wilson, passed (very quickly) by the prestigious Harvard University. The entrepreneur explains that he lived for a year in an old waste container to absorb the culture small house. Thus, one of the motorcycles of his new company, created in 2020, would be to help one and a half billion people without adequate housing. Yes, with nights often listed at several hundred dollars…
Jupe also makes the case for the sustainable development of its products, but its toilet cubicle that recycles organic waste has yet to see the light of day. The manufacturer thus easily compares his own solution with mobile construction toiletswhose environmental impact is catastrophic.
A big no
At a time when all eyes are on COP27, a tent with air conditioning to use in the natural environment, it’s going badly, especially with little information about where the materials come from. The format with a minimalist and futuristic look is sharp, and solar panels are well offered with the material from Skirt, but it is not enough.
If the experience tempts you after all, know that Jupe stresses extraordinary stays in places, it must be said, quite sublime. It’s up to you to choose between observing the Milky Way, surfing sessions and songs in the forest…