Dom'Up is a lightweight tree shelter that leaves no trace or impact on the surrounding environment. The brainchild of Dutch arboriculturist Druno de Grunne and architect Nicolas d'Ursel from ThreesandPeople, this amazing floating tent can be installed between the trees, rather than among the branches of a single tree.
The idea for the design originated from the desire to make a treehouse-like structure that would have no impact on the trees yet still retain all the benefits and spatial qualities of a “floating room.” Dom’Up has an area of 16-square-meters, consisting of an octagonal platform which utilizes TreesandPeople’s No Trace arboreal fixing system. The treehouse can adapt to different climate conditions and weather scenarios and is designed to withstand sustained winds. The wooden platform is covered with a UV-resistant double canvas tent made from durable thermo-welded tarpaulin, while the structure itself is made from galvanized steel.
The team claims that Dom’Up can be installed in two days and can stay in place for three years without damaging its surroundings. Greisch Engineering studied the body of the rig in order to make it lighter, resistant and easy to remove without the use of a crane. According to the team, the body of the structure can remain suspended for decades. The tent is expected to last up to ten years and the ropes and straps should be replaced every five years. Dom’Up can be ordered online for $28,215.