If you combine the structural complexity of tree houses with the glitz of "glamping" (and then mix in the thrill of tree camping), you might arrive at something like Dom'Up, a new arboreal dwelling dreamed up by Dutch arborculturist Bruno de Grunne and Belgian architect Nicolas d'Ursel. The tree cabin, essentially a 172-square-foot octagonal platform, employs a fastening system that claims to distribute the weight of the structure "with great support" and leave no trace on the trunks used to suspend it.
Accessed via a railed wooden ladder, this tree shelter features a galvanized steel structure, double canvas enclosure, external railing, removable natural wooden floors, and protective roofing made from thermo-wleded tarpaulin. As profiled over on Gizmag, the Dom'Up can be installed in as little as two days and can be left in place for years—provided ropes and straps are changed every five years. Currently, Dom'Ups cost about $28,000 excluding installation, which makes it either a pretty cheap cabin or grisly expensive tent. In these promo photos, the interior space is shown furnished as a "bedroom".
· Dom'Up takes camping in the trees to new heights [GizMag]
· 12 Treehouses That Will Make You Question Your Life Choices [Curbed National]
· Take a Global Tour of Glamping's Most Decadent Offerings [Curbed National]