From treehouses to yurts, reconnecting with nature is all about simplicity. And whether you're at the beach or in the forest, it doesn't get much simpler than the Cocoon Tree, an $8,000 hanging shelter. Nearly 10 feet in diameter and accessed by rope ladders or wooden walkways, each Cocoon Tree is constructed in Vietnam and shipped to your locale. Although you can't do much more than sleep in the nest-like hamster ball, the sphere has enough room for two adults and (allegedly) two small children on a "high quality mattress." It also clocks in at under 135 pounds and only takes two people to hang. Beyond the Cocoon Tree's dreamy construction of aluminum and weather-resistant canvas (it comes in a range of colors), its best feature is its versatility; the company boasts that the structure can be placed on the ground, suspended in a tree, or even attached to a floating platform to create an overwater bungalow. The possibilities are endless.
· Cocoon Tree [Official Site]
· Cocoon Tree Treehouse [Outside Magazine]
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