tree tents by luminair
tree tents by luminair tree tents by luminair
nov 26, 2012

tree tents by luminair

‘tree tents’ by luminairall images courtesy of luminair



the culmination of three years worth of research, these ‘tree tents’ by luminair are coming to forests near you. bringing awareness to the timber harvest and lifecycle, these suspended capsules bring comfortable and low impact retreats up in the canopies. the living spaces are contained by a sustainable structural frame enclosed with high density cotton canvas fabric. a combination of green ash wood and strong, lightweight hybrid aluminum sub-frame components are easily transported and assembled. steam-bent into a spherical shape, the form spreads loads across the structure to absorb movements of inhabitants. its 100% waterproof exterior is insulated with sheep wool, making the shelters perfect for year-round use and semi-permanent camps. it comes in olive green, red and natural.


spanning three meters in diameter, the interior room comfortably accommodates 2 adults. kits include side benches which extend into beds. a bio-fuel stove for heating and cooking can also warm the water  stored inside the under-floor tank.



spherical tent suspended amidst tree trunks



ladder leads into front door



side window



door entry



fabric door rolled up






bed beneath side window



light detail



bio-fuel stove and bed



view of bio-fuel stove and bed from other bed



other window



upward view of skylight



creation of tent prototype



green ash framework







  • I like it very mucho, I can see myself in it. But, also, it looks like the perfect object bears would love to investigate.

    Mare says:
  • interesting object how is it attached to tree?

    a. says:
  • a bear piñata!

    johnny says:
  • i wonder what is the max weight it can hold

    PoweredByEhonda says:
  • This is very interesting object to Africa.

    Mulugeta Efrem says:
  • Africa,
    Really , we like to wait till canadian bears test it out first. Lol.
    First rule of the jungle ….its jungle not a playmground

    T. Mohammed says:
  • Kinda hard to fit in your backpack…

    Hmmm says:
  • Very cool idea! I’d like to know how I could get ahold of a little woodstove pictured. Also, how do you get in that thing??

    gp says:
  • not a tent, it’s a tree house with shitty siding. if yer gonna build a tree house do it right.

    john says:
  • Interesting idea, kind of a neat minimalistic design. A tent you can carry in your backpack, assemble/disassemble in minutes, and costs much, much less I’m sure. Never mind that you are relying on the stability of trees: so, are you also hiring an engineer to survey a site for your “tent”. Another type of canvas tent? Maybe, but then I’d like to see you fit the materials of your tent into a package that rivals ordinary, house-style hunting tents (which, by the way, you do not need to attach to trees). Being “up in the tree” is a cool concept, I admit, and the spherical design is neato-looking, but there are easier, cheaper ways to sleep “in the trees” if that is your desire. If you could make this thing collapsible (kind of like a rolly-polly?), that would be a start. I liken this to inventing a square wheel: sure it works, and looks cool, but you need a wacky surface and a special car just to be able to drive it.

    Marian says:
  • Such a Great design i have seen here..

    Priyanka Sharma says:
  • so good.

    woods says:
  • I live in France, Picardie, in the middle of the Woods. There is no Bears nor snakes , and i wish I could havé such a cabin-tent in my trees, l’y without the stove. Is there a Way I could get one? How much does it cost?
    Thank you!

    Choumanal says:
  • Amazing idea.. pretty sturdy definitely not for hiking or trekking but great for camping !!

    Aetiyuel Williams says:
  • NICE IDEA………………..

    GP Studio says:
  • wow this is cool

    peter ojo says:
  • Come Test them in New Zealand. Not only would it make a great spare bed or a guest room, but uou would never see me much. Id be having too much fun in it. NZ is the best place to test it since we don’t have freaky animals nor deadly insects as such… 🙂 Thumbs UP guys….

    sam i am says:
  • Sweeet sign me up

    tijay says:
  • This is awesome, how can I get my hands on one?

    Kristen says:
  • awesome, i live in the states and there are plenty of safe places i travel that i would love one of these. how to i get one, thanks. BRILLIANT

    antoinette says:
  • Cool! Very similar to the free spirit spheres I stayed in last summer.

    Ben says:
  • Looks very interesting! Love your design

    Tonny says:
  • Nicely built and Maintained.Feel so good to look at it

    saurabh singh says:
  • Wow what a great tree camp..Nice

    harrysteve12 says:
  • very good says:
  • Not a tent.

    MrObvious says:
  • Where can I get one I really want one for my home garden I adore this type of things XD

    Carito S. says:
  • It’s really interesting….

    annajasmine144 says:
  • why live up in trees if you can’t be outside. How cool to live up in the tree tops But in a solid ball. I don’t think so.

    james Martin says:
  • ..must be a pain in the butt crack to set up XD

    CombatSkill says:
  • Okay, way cool, but how do you get in and out, for the inevitable call of nature?

    kstarbuck says:
  • Amazing stuff I have ever seen. What is the weight of this object and how to carry it in a long journey.

    Sumit Kumar says:
  • Wow… I haven’t seen it before. Can’t imagine this.

    Azhan says:
  • Looks very Comfortable…

    Ferit says:
  • like people mentioned before, it’s not really a tent
    that thing must weigh like a ton with the heavy metal parts and wooden floor
    doesn’t really look all that portable either.

    with a lightweight collapsable frame I’d buy one in a heartbeat
    would probably never be as practical as a regular tent but the cool factor would make up for that if it would fit in the trunk of my car

    zwenkwiel says:
  • WoW it should be great art never see before

    Radoxist Studio says:
  • Como mola! yo quiero unaaaaaa

    Cesar Martin says:

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