By Maria Russo
A tree house is cool, but the Cocoon Tree tent is wildly awesome.
The lightweight floating sphere (132-pounds) allows travelers to “nest” among the trees in the most pristine settings. The tent, which is made of high density aluminium tubes covered by a strong canvas, connects to surrounding trees with ropes, creating a suspended room with a view.
It takes about two hours to get things set up, but once all is in place, there’s nothing left to do but wave to neighboring birds and soak in the quiet scenery. A large round bed (3 meters in diameter), mosquito nets and optional heating and air-conditioning ensure a comfortable night’s rest if you can deal with the sounds of nature echoing through the night air.
The Cocoon Tree ranges from $5,000 to $14,000 and is currently available for purchase.
Photos via Cocoon Tree
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Maria is the Co-Founder & Editor of The Culture-ist. She has worked in print and broadcast media at companies such as: MTV Networks, Harper’s Bazaar, Warner Bros. and WOR News Talk Radio. Her work has appeared on National Geographic, BBC America, The Huffington Post, People, Stylelist and AFAR among others. Maria is a philanthropy buff and avid traveler who loves natural wonders, cultural food experiences and finding the remaining places on earth left undisturbed. Follow Maria on Twitter @MariaCultureist