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Luminair’s Spherical Tree Tents Let You Camp High Up in the Branches

Posted By Charley Cameron On April 22, 2013 @ 3:30 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Eco Tourism,Eco Travel,gallery,Recycled Materials,Treehouses | 1 Comment

luminair, treehouse, elevated camping, tree tent, forest camping, eco-tourism [6]

The Tree Tent is the culmination of three years of work and research into sustainable shelter [7] systems, fabric structures and timber engineering by Luminair [3]. The company sought to create an easily transportable shelter that could be installed with minimal environment, and they were also careful to use only recyclable materials.

The result is a carefully crafted three meter diameter spherical frame of aluminum and green ash that is encased in a tailored cotton canvas. Inside the snug space, which anchors to nearby trees, are 100% wool winter thermal liners for warmth, along with a wood stove [8], water storage and options for renewable electricity.

Luminair describes their inspiration for the Tree Tent: “akin to an airship in many ways, its dirigible structure blends two very different but similar engineering materials – aluminum and wood; with inspiration and design queues taken heavily from early zeppelin engineering and early lightweight aircraft design.”

+ Luminair [3]


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[3] Luminair's Tree Tents: http://www.luminair.co.uk/

[4] camp high up: http://inhabitat.com/treehouses

[5] recycled and natural materials: http://inhabitat.com/recycled-materials

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/11/tree-tent-10.jpg

[7] sustainable shelter: http://inhabitat.com/monohedron-andrej-cverha-futuristic-prefab-canvas-shelter-is-highly-customizable/

[8] wood stove: http://inhabitat.com/clunky-old-school-bus-is-converted-into-a-sweet-earthy-home-with-a-wood-fired-stove/

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