Here's What A Fancy Camp Looks Like At Burning Man

Aly Weisman
September 7, 2013

Part of the Burning Man experience is roughing it.

The 61,000 people who attended last year's Burning Man Festival all stayed in tents, yurts, RVs — or didn't sleep at all.

But some "camps" — as the clusters of tents and RVs are called — are nicer than others.

For example, I went to Burning Man and stayed in this small, smelly RV:

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Others stayed in tents like this:

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But not all accommodations are so ... dusty.

I visited the camp of one expert "burner," who hosts an annual "fancy camp" for friends.

The gourmet meals are served buffet-style in a private tent.

There was sea bass, risotto, and fresh veggies!

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Heirloom tomatoes and burrata cheese drizzled with balsamic vinegar!

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Chocolate mousse for dessert  —  and there was even a vegan option!

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In fancy camp, you have everything you need  — head lamps, dust masks, even Q-Tips —  organized in shelves with labels! 

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