Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Ocean Grove - Tent City

I'm not sure how you would describe Tent City in Ocean Grove...
except that Tent City may be the coolest campground around.
Canvas tents are attached to wooden cottages, 
the cottage part is used for the kitchen and bedroom,
the front tent part is usually used as a living room. 
They all have cute little "front porches"!
The tents go up in May and are taken down in September.

If you are interested in reading more about Tent City, there is a great article, 
explaining it all a little better here.










Ocean Grove is about 20 minutes north of where we live, we visit often during the summer.
Tent City is not a place that can be easily described with words, 
you have to see it, to get it.

It's a lifestyle...a summer at the shore and the people who live here love it!!

33 comments:

Jean said...

As a child, my parents vacationed there every summer. Wonderful memories of a beautiful seashore town!!,

Anvilcloud said...

I don't know that I'd call them tents exactly, but I don't mind that they do, and I think it all looks charming.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, they are cute little cottage tents. Are they owned or rented out? They are well cared for, the flowers look beautiful.

Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

would take only one FL storm...

UplayOnline said...

Wonderful memories of a beautiful seashore town!!,


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Linda said...

We'll, you did it again! Showed us a unique place like none I've seen before! That tent city is awesome! I went over and read the article! Thanks for the link!
I love seeing all the interesting places you and your hubby find! So, I'm already anticipating what you two find next!

21 Wits said...

Yes, I remember you sharing this place with us before and it's truly a beautiful and togetherness kind of place!

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Amazing!!!!! I have never heard of this!

Something like the tiny summer houses, on one of the islands, off Cape Cod. But different.

Oh they must look amazing, lit up at night, too!!!!!!!

Betcha' they stay in a family, for years and years. Generations coming, and coming...

Really delightful.

Luna Crone

Pam said...

Wow....that is really cool. Do the folks cont to live in the cottages after the tent go down?

Sally said...

I love this! So cute. Thanks for sharing, Debbie. :)

xoxo

Marie Smith said...

What a wonderful idea!

Conniecrafter said...

I bet they love it, I think I would too, sounds like it would be a fun experience, how in the world did you catch it without anyone being on their front porches :)

Breathtaking said...

Hello Debbie!:) What a delightful row of tent cottages. Each one is charming. I like the individual way they are decorated, and all the flower filled planters.

Christine said...

I can easily see why people love it from your photos! And all those flower boxes! So pretty and fun!

Ruth Hiebert said...

That is really cute.

Unknown said...

I think it would be wonderful to stay in one of these!
xo.

Adam said...

Has to be better than the one in arizona

Brian King said...

These are very cool! And they're beautifully decorated!

Jenn Jilks said...

A little too close for comfort for me! We live on 16 acres!

Lowcarb team member said...

What a place this looks. All decorated so nicely.

All the best Jan

Michelle said...

I LOVE this!!

The Furry Gnome said...

Looks like fun!

Judy said...

How cool is that? I'd love to stay in one for a week!

Anonymous said...

They look simple and beautiful! I love to spend some days in that place:)

Kim said...

Oh how magically beautiful. How gorgeous those 'tents' look all in a row. Wouldn't it be the most marvelous experience to stay in one. Gorgeous photos, Debbie!

Anonymous said...

While I think I would really enjoy time away there, my hubby would not. He does not like "roughing it" AT ALL...:(JP

E.liza"BETH" said...

some one heard you love purple. what fun! i love the white fencing. so picturesque. ( :

Ida said...

More fun shots of this unique tent city. They sure love to decorate outside with lots of pretty flowers and fun decor.

BeachGypsy said...

howdy my friend---wow, those are absolutely charming! And THAT ONE WITH purple chairs...well, that sure caught my eye and surely caught yours as well, right?! I have never ever HEARD OF THIS PLACE,I'm telling you blogging is so much fun because I learn so much from so many great ladies from all over and they have so much to share! You always have something fun, interesting or beautiful to enjoy, thank you for all the neat things you share with us! And I love loved loved seeing your amazing butterflies being "born" and then being set free, that was just so neat!

Gordon said...

That is quite an amazing place Debbie, and it looks so colourful and homey.
Take care, Gordon.

Jill said...

This whole concept and execution are amazing! I've never heard of such a thing. Thank you so much for bringing it to me.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Very cool, and how cute and cozy....and FUN!

LeAnn said...

Wow, that looks so fun! I would love a summer vacation there. You have such interesting places to visit that are so near you. I love that. I think we have some here too that we need to explore more. Big hugs~