Gallery: Cocoon Tree: A Lightweight, Spherical Treehouse for Sustainabl...

Cocoon Tree houses are spherical aluminium structures that weigh only 130 pounds.
Cocoon Tree houses are spherical aluminium structures that weigh only 130 pounds.

Cocoon Tree is a spherical aluminium structure that weighs only 130 pounds. Rigged up with ropes and secured by nets, the structure has 12 locking points for both the suspension and for lateral stability. It can hold the weight of up to a ton. A large mattress (3 meters in diameter) and a custom made duvet can be placed inside it, accommodating 2 people, or even a couple with 2 small children. The cozy interior is sheltered from the elements by a robust waterproof outer skin, while deploying fan air-conditioning and ventilation in extreme weather conditions. To make it completely tight, the designers have added mosquito screens for the openings.

There are different models of the Cocoon, designed according to various uses: Cocoon Tree is a treehouse, Cocoon Beach is a model for beachgoers and Cocoon Jungle, coated with synthetic fiber that imitates bamboo, offers full protection from the elements. All these can be placed on the ground with adaptable feet, fixed on a post driven into the bottom of a lake, attached to a floating ring, suspended in a tree or floating on a platform.

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  1. Mapetite Maison August 5, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    price is 6700€ for the cocoon tree bed .
    available at

  2. Giselle Sobanski-Sheriff November 26, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Revolutionizes the GREEN EARTH

  3. MonaRaeHill October 18, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Okay. Who do I contact, to get a price from? These are great, but so often, they are listed without contact info. for estimates. :(

  4. CottonCandyv October 15, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Lovely idea!!! I wanna see what is it like INSIDE too!!

  5. Creekside Gal October 15, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    I’d love to use this as a treehouse for my grandkids

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