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Indulge Your Inner Ewok with a Hanging Treehouse Sphere

Posted By Haily Zaki On August 11, 2014 @ 12:30 pm In Architecture,Prefab Housing,Treehouses | 21 Comments


How delighted would you be if we told you that you could own your very own hanging treehouse [2]? Inspired by the natural world around him, Canada-based Tom Chudleigh creates gorgeous wooden Free Spirit Eco Spheres [2], which can either sit on the ground or be suspended high in the trees by means of suspension lines and webbing. Available for purchase or for rent at Tom’s eco-retreat in the Pacific Northwest [3], they offer a whimsical new way to experience the outdoors. Whether your heart lies in Endor [4] or Lothlorien, these hanging treehouses are sure to rejuvenate the wild-loving spirit within.


Chudleigh’s simple floating spheres [3] are hung like pendants from the treetops. Each sphere is handcrafted from fiberglass and locally sourced wood, can accommodate up to 4 people, and is capable of accepting an electrical line for electricity and heating. A web-like support system ensures that the spheres stay stable, and they can be reached by spiral staircases wound ’round the tree trunks.

Free Spirit Eco Spheres [3] provide for the perfect outdoor retreat: as Tom says, “they occupy a truly unique place in the world while providing a habitat for the untamed spirit that exists in us all.”

+ Free Spirit Eco Spheres [3]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/indulge-your-inner-ewok-with-a-hanging-treehouse-sphere/free-spirit-sphere/

[2] hanging treehouse: http://www.inhabitat.com/2005/06/07/bubble-treehouse/

[3] Tom’s eco-retreat in the Pacific Northwest: http://www.freespiritspheres.com/

[4] Endor: http://inhabitat.com/eco-ewok-treehouses-finca-bellavista-sustainable-rainforest-community/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/indulge-your-inner-ewok-with-a-hanging-treehouse-sphere/melody-murphy-bed/

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