A class of 12 graduate students in their first year at the Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design took on the assignment of reimagining camping in California.

The class spent their spring design studio drafting ten different cabin styles under the guidance of Associate Professor Juintow Lin for the Parks Forward Commission and the Henry W. Coe State Park in Northern California. After two weeks of research the students designed the series of cabins for maximization of natural light, size efficiency and portability among other features. The cabins are designed to operate without electricity or running water.

Of the ten designs, the finalists include the Wedge, Skyline, C Pitch + and Revo Pod. The Wedge incorporates both wood and glass for a modern feel and incorporated an anguar roof in a 145 square-foot cabin.

Michael Woo, dean of the College of Environmental Design hopes that the cabins will gain popularity state-wide and bring the unconventional camper out to the vast state park network of the Golden State. Of the project, Woo says “it is one small part of the work of the Parks Forward Commission, but it is one that is going to be very tangible."

Read more about the revamped cabin designs on PolyCentric.