Tents are still our preferred shelter when we camp, but some campers are becoming more innovative and creative by trying these new alternatives to tents.

These are some of our favorite ways to go camping without a tent:

1. The Ecocapsule by Nice Architects. Solar-powered and wind-powered, this inventions allows you to travel off-grid.

2. The Foldavan Bicycle Caravan by Wooden Widgets. Camp where your car can’t get to, but your bike can, with a frame as narrow as most bicycle handles.

3. Hammock Camping. Sleep among the trees on your next camping trip with a hammock.

4. Bivy Sack. Get up close and personal with nature in a bivy sack, leaving very little between you and your surroundings.

5. Floorless Tents. Perfect for camping trips with pets, this tent allows you to get in and out without hassle.

What’s your favorite way to go camping? Have you tried any on this list? Tell us in the comments below!