Suburban teepee by John Paananen

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Student John Paananen from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills Michigan decide to put his thesis project to work by building the 250sq ft alternative dorm residence. The structure is built from vinyl siding and Coroplast, a resin normally used for signs and packaging.

As one might expect it’s a bit chilly in Michigan to be just hanging out but Paananen has added a fire pit [there is an opening at the top of the structure], and soon will have electricity. We’re not sure Paananen is sleeping outdoors but it does make a cool hangout when you need to ditch the roomie.