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Teepee-Inspired Home Office 'Nooks' Double as a Personal Raft

by , 07/21/14
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The structures can accommodate more than a few people and can be altered to fit an extra floor about ground level. The designer claims that the Nook can also be used as a raft-type structure thanks to the recycled containers hidden underneath it. It can be installed on hill slopes, coastal areas and in forests. As the structure ages and the wooden panels weather, these cozy retreats blend into the natural environment.

Related: TREEPEE Is The Treehouse for When You Also Want a Swing, a Tent and a Trampoline!

Slatted wooden panels are attached to the main frame using different wood native to the particular area. The main slats are angled and layered to protect against the elements. Contructed in sections of reinforced angled glass, the roof allows rain and leaves to run off. These large openenings let natural light into the interior. Thanks to its high ceilings, the structure feels spacious and cozy at the same time.

+ Antony Gibbon Designs

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