Gallery: Tentsile Treehouse Tents Provide a Safe Haven in the Treetops!

The suspended set up means you're off the ground and away from wet, damp, flooded or snowy conditions.
The suspended set up means you're off the ground and away from wet, damp, flooded or snowy conditions.

Tentsile is a portable habitation unit that can be suspended amidst trees to provide accommodation for three people. With three anchor points and the use of tension instead of poles, the Tentsile is part tent and part hammock. The structure is made from a collapsable frame of webbing straps with fire retardant, UV PU and water resistant polyester fabric infill panels. The three points serve as sleeping chambers and the middle is held in suspension and serves as a vestibule and gathering space. Access is gained via a rope ladder in the middle. It comes in a wide variety of colors and each tent is made by hand and there is also an option to hang the tent with a stand if no trees are available.

The UK tent maker touts this tent for a wide variety of travel styles, for backpacking in the woods, and even as disaster relief shelters. The tents pack down for portability and are durable for long use. The suspended setup means you’re off the ground and away from wet, damp, flooded or snowy conditions. You’re also out of reach from ground-based wildlife, except for maybe those pesky tree snakes. Tentsile seems especially handy to enjoy access to otherwise inhospitable terrain, like swamps, bogs, rocky slopes, and vegetation packed areas. Just be sure you like sleeping in a hammock and don’t mind rocking as you drift off into dreamland.

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  1. HammockCamper March 25, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Click on the word Tentsile to go to the company\’s store page….or find it here,

  2. Carl Ludwig March 24, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Love this!

  3. Marie Bonofiglio-Fukushima December 4, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    I think buy not having a price next to these tents, add to cart are really missing business. it needs to be simple. I’m still looking and can’t find it anywhere. what a bummer and costly loss of revenue.

  4. Fireball XL5 March 10, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Hammocks are the best for a rock-a-bye, peaceful sleep, but moving around in them sucks. How does one person, let alone two or three people, move around inside on a baggy bottom? It would take some practice and sacrifice.

    However, if you had to get into some nasty countryside, this would pretty well guarantee you a safe sleep, or perhaps a stunning & picturesque sleep as long as you had trees. I know some fantastic mountainside locations this would rock on. And ….. strung right across a creek below a little waterfall. Could anything be more sexy! It’s like a spider web for forest girls!

  5. ross@alaska September 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    perfect for traveling through woods in the zombie apocalypse…..just saying

  6. zeb August 28, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    where ca I buy?

  7. J Nola June 22, 2012 at 1:47 am

    How much does it weigh? and who’s carrying it in their backpack?
    Canoe camping could work… swampy areas… some protection from wet ground and flooding.. but how much does it weigh and what does it pack down to?

  8. pedropintorocha June 20, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    I would say this would be really useful for camping in a rainforest or a jungle, where you want to keep away from the floor as high as possible to avoid all the crawling and sometimes poisonous bugs and reptiles (and other feral beasts). Other than that, cant see what advantage it brings over a regular setup

  9. LazerFlash June 20, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Okay… It looks great and sounds like a pretty good idea – except for one, very minor thing: You need to be a monkey to be able to get those anchor points up in the trees!

  10. salmnder June 8, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    What if you have to go to the bathroom, ie pee in the middle of the night?? Could be tricky and then you would be out with all those pesky animals and such.

  11. davidy April 28, 2012 at 10:25 am

    I love it! I can’t sleep on the ground cause of my back, this wouldsave dragging the cots out with us… always have the kitchen set up under seperate tarp anyways. I believe the canvas would be stretched pretty tight and doubt water would pool??? but I know the wind will change and blow the smokw from camp fire into the tent. we all smell like camp fire by the time we be done anyways, so no prob.

  12. richardess April 20, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Well, at least the roof looks flat. Oh…wait a sec… would rain and snow pool up on the roof??? Water is pretty heavy.

  13. MagiKen March 23, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Looks like this would make a comfortable prone position hunting blind, especially if it was available in camo. Am I seeing the pictures correctly? Is there a personal zipper opening for each of the three sleeping compartments? If so. then three shooters each with their own directional opening. That would be cool. Not that I am a hunter. I’m a vegetarian. But all of my brother-in-laws and their sons hunt.

  14. dedepetersen March 15, 2012 at 12:27 am

    this is soo wonderful I want one

  15. bofarr March 9, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    I agree, this looks more like a great backyard rec tent for the kids and might even be fine on warm or hot night camping but in cold conditions would not be my first choice. Some great photoshop on those last two slides as well. 😉

  16. sonnydsun March 8, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    it looks beautiful and unique. but costly too.

  17. zeppflyer March 8, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Two issues that strike me with this:

    1. In cold or windy conditions, all that surface area that’s normally flush against the ground would wick away heat that much faster. I’d also be worried about its wind performance in general.

    2. No flat, solid space! One thing that you absolutely don’t appreciate until you’ve been out in the woods for a couple weeks is a flat, solid spot to work or just set stuff. In a regular tent, this is the floor. Here, I’d be going crazy trying to keep stuff from rolling away somewhere.

    This leaves aside what a pain in the neck it’d be getting in and out and hauling gear up and down.

    It might be fun for an evening in the backyard, but it’s not serious camping equipment and certainly not rescue gear.

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