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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 | No Comments
The Tree Tent is the culmination of three years of work and research into sustainable shelter  systems, fabric structures and timber engineering by Luminair . 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 , 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.”
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URLs in this post:
 Luminair's Tree Tents: http://www.luminair.co.uk/
 camp high up: http://inhabitat.com/treehouses
 recycled and natural materials: http://inhabitat.com/recycled-materials
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/11/tree-tent-10.jpg
 sustainable shelter: http://inhabitat.com/monohedron-andrej-cverha-futuristic-prefab-canvas-shelter-is-highly-customizable/
 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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