Tentsile’s hanging Stingray tent is a treehouse you can take anywhere in the world

June 8, 2016 by  
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Imagine waking up to a beautiful view from the treetops after a good night’s rest. That’s the idea behind the Stingray Tent . Tentsile founder Alex Shirley-Smith first envisioned the concept in 2012, and since we featured his first prototype , we’ve watched his ingenious idea blossom into a booming business. The Stingray is now their flagship tent, designed to hold up to three people in elevated comfort. Related: Tentsile’s new Vista tree tent creates triple-decker treehouses in the sky The Stingray ‘s surprisingly spacious interior consists of three sections draped in a rip-resistant insect-mesh. The tent can be suspended between three trees or any sizable anchor, whether it be columns, trucks or boulders. Campers may enter the tent through its center floor hatch and a large front flap. The removable rain fly that opens up for outstanding treetop views can even be pegged to the ground, acting as an enclosed porch. These tents were designed to be “treehouses that you can take anywhere.” We can’t imagine a better way to see the world. + Tentsile

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The four fascinating Summer Houses accompanying this year’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

June 8, 2016 by  
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When Asif Khan discovered Queen Caroline’s Temple was originally designed to catch the sun’s rays on the queen’s birthday, he decided his structure would form a line from the sun as it rises to Queen Caroline’s Temple, with 100 wooden posts surrounding two aluminum discs. Khan told Dezeen, “In my pavilion, these two pieces of polished aluminium recall that lost reflection of light into the space and connect the vista with the past and present.” Related: BIG unveils dreamlike ‘unzipped’ Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London Founders of Barkow Leibinger Frank Barkow and Regine Leibinger drew inspiration from a mechanically-rotating structure designed by the same architect who designed Queen Caroline’s Temple. Their Summer House, constructed with wood , curves and twists and appears different depending on a viewer’s perspective. Barkow told Dezeen they view their Summer House as a prototype for a potential future project. He said, “…it was really about looping as a way of doing something, a way of making something that could have a structural and spatial idea…it’s something we could expand upon.” Kunlé Adeyemi , founder of NLÉ, designed an “inversion,” offering a modern take on Queen Caroline’s Temple by distorting the original design . He said he essentially played with the form of the temple to evoke a “playful, contemporary interpretation.” For his Summer House, Yona Friedman built on a project he’s been working on for years. Ville Spatiale is a concept for futuristic housing that allows occupants to design their own homes. Friedman used wire in his temporary exhibit, referencing his project from the 1950’s. The Summer Houses and the 2016 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion will open to the public later this week until October 9, 2016. + Asif Khan + Barkow Leibinger + Kunlé Adeyemi, NLÉ + Yona Friedman Via Dezeen Images courtesy of Serpentine Galleries , © Iwan Baan

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Win a Tentsile Tree Tent and BioLite Energy Kit (worth $1072) in the Inhabitat off-grid camping giveaway

June 7, 2016 by  
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Summer is just a few weeks away, so it’s prime time for an adventure in the great outdoors. Fortunately, going off-grid doesn’t have to mean giving up modern comforts – which is why we’ve partnered up with BioLite and Tentsile to give away an amazing camping prize package worth over $1000 ! Our grand prize winner will receive a Tentsile Stingray tree tent and a BioLite Energy Kit (complete with a CookStove , a Solar Panel 5+ , and a PowerLight Mini ), and two lucky runner-ups will each receive a brand new BioLite BaseLantern (available for just a few more days on Kickstarter )! It only takes 2 seconds to enter – simply sign up using the Rafflecopter widget below, and share the contest on social media for more chances to win! a Rafflecopter giveaway GRAND PRIZE Tentsile “Stingray” Tree Tent – worth $650 Why rough it on the ground when you can drift to sleep high up in the treetops? The $650 Stingray is Tentsile ‘s top-of-the-line tree tent, and it serves as a cozy shelter in the sky for up to three people. The tent can be accessed via a central floor hatch, and it’s topped with rip-resistant insect mesh and a rain fly that can be removed for panoramic views of the stars. BioLite Energy Kit – worth $224 The BioLite Energy Kit includes three of BioLite’s latest and greatest products. The CookStove is a smokeless wood-burning camp stove with a USB-rechargeable airflow system that controls flame size. The SolarPanel 5+ is a 5-Watt photovoltaic panel with a a built-in 2200mAh battery. And the PowerLight is a handy rechargable light that lasts for 52 hours and can charge your cellphone. RUNNER-UP PRIZE BioLite Lantern – worth $99 We’re also offering two runners-up Biolite’s brand new BaseLantern – a sleek, energy-efficient lantern that doubles as a mini smart grid. The BaseLantern outputs 500 lumens of light and features a 7800 mAh lithium-ion battery and two smartphone charging ports. BioLite’s BaseLantern is a brand new item available for just a few more days on Kickstarter , and our runners-up prizes are expected to ship in October or November 2016. + Tentsile + BioLite

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Cacoon is a hanging tent that lets you get away from it all

August 1, 2015 by  
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The Cacoon hanging tent is the perfect place to escape from it all. Part hammock, part tent , it’s an indoor/outdoor cocoon that can travel wherever you go – even if you never leave your home. Built to resist wind, rain and sea, the Cacoon comes in two handy sizes and any color you can dream up. READ MORE >

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Roomoon: Awesome Moon-Shaped Treehouse Tents are Perfect for Summer Glamping

July 29, 2014 by  
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Tentsile Treehouse Tents Provide a Safe Haven in the Treetops!

March 24, 2014 by  
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