HIKER'S RETREAT

This structure is to be used as a shelter for hikers. A refuge from the trail, a place to clean up and spend a night off the ground with a roof overhead. It is composed of two structures. One is a shelter; the other is a toilet/shower combination. The shelter is a single room. The only furniture is a steel table and storage shelves hanging from the ceiling. It has lights and electric outlets that are powered by PVs on the roof and can be a wireless hotspot that allows hikers to communicate with family or friends, order supplies, charge equipment, etc. At night sleeping bags can be rolled out on the dry floor. There are many ways the user can adjust the shelter for a night of relative comfort. The glass doors can be closed so the room heats up during the sunny days. An electric heater on the floor can be used to take the edge off a cold night. During nice weather the room can be opened to the surrounding landscape and act as a simple sheltering roof. Frames supporting screens are attached to the glass doors and they can be rotated into place to create a barrier for mosquito and other insects and animals while still allowing cool air to pass thru the shelter. The shower roof will capture rain water to be used for a gravity fed shower.

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