French designer Berni du Payrat has created the perfect product for those who want to be one with nature, but not exposed to the elements. Like a combination of the Kodama Zomes we recently featured and these suspended tents, the Cocoon Tree is a durable pod that’s held in suspension by ropes tied to trees. It’s made of aluminum and covered with waterproof tarpaulin that can stand up to all sorts of weather in any season. The 130-pound Cocoon Tree comfortably fits two people and comes with a mattress for total relaxation. According to the product website, you will be sure to “reconnect with sensations forgotten since the modern world consumes us today.”
Cocoon Tree claims that buyers are coming up with creative ways to use the pods. Aside from backyard lounging, people have been using the them for outdoor hotel rooms, private dining spaces at restaurants, and camp sites. The versatile pod is even recommended for emergency shelters because of its durable material and relatively easy setup.
To enter, you can either attach a wooden walkway or climb up the suspension nets.
The $8,000 pods are distributed from Europe, Canada, and Japan, but they can be shipped all over the world. Buy yours here.
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Photos courtesy of Cocoon Tree