The Tree Tent concept was initially created by Jason Thawley of design studio Luminair. It is a culmination of over 3 years of work and research (and decades of experience) in sustainable shelter systems, fabric structures and tree top living. Thawley wanted to develop a lightweight and efficient structure using sustainable, recyclable, recycled and natural materials. A structure that can be easily transported and assembled on-site with minimal, non-permanent impact on its environment.
Tree Tents are made with lightweight, hybrid aluminium and steam bent ash airframes and offer a comfortable, low impact shelter at any time of year. The spherical structure is encompassed by a 16oz rot and waterproofed, 100% cotton canvas. Its dirigible structure blends two very different but complementary engineering materials - aluminium and wood; with inspiration and design ques taken heavily from early zeppelin engineering and lightweight aircraft design. The spherical structure is 3m in diameter, sizable enough to comfortably accommodate two adults. 100% wool, winter thermal liners allow for all year round accommodation while wood stove, water and electric options offer the extra creature comforts.