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This Modular Mountaintop Basecamp Belongs On Mars

Next time you're conducting important mountaintop research—so probably like next weekend, right?—you should definitely look into getting one of these. It might look like part of the wreckage from a jet that crash-landed, but it's really a super high-tech, solar powered, prefabricated basecamp for you and your research team to call home. It's the LEAPfactory Gervasutti Hut, and it's the best way to stay on a mountaintop in style.

The hut is built entirely offsite using a prefabricated process, because taking a construction crew and materials up into the mountains isn't really a financially feasible option. So instead, you'll need to depend on your trusty personal helicopter to zip up to the mountaintop to place the separate pieces in a position where they can be "easily installed."

The interior of the hut is optimized for group living in a small space, with adjustable bunk quarters and work and living areas. To keep you from going totally crazy from cabin fever, huge windows provide incredible views to remind you that you're living on top of a mountain and should probably be very thankful you're inside.  

Purchase information for one of these units isn't readily available without getting in touch with LEAPfactory, but I'm sure this is one of those situations where if you have to ask, you can't afford it. So we're sorry, but that thought you had about plopping one of these in your backyard? Probably not gonna happen.


Brett Williams is an editorial assistant at Supercompressor. He'll stay in a tent, thank you. 

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