Tentsile – because the earth is not flat

It’s a portable tree house. It’s a tent. It’s a fancy hammock. It’s amazing.

The Tentsile tent is being hailed as the world’s most versatile tent. If you’re someone who likes camping but isn’t so keen on creepy-crawlies, sleeping on uneven ground or camping in the rain, then Tentsile could be the tent you’re looking for.

Designed by architect and tree house designer Alex Shirley-Smith, the Tentsile combines the comfort and versatility of a hammock with the usable space and security of a tent in virtually any environment. The ultra-portable structure uniquely employs tension forces to provide separation from wildlife, including insects, snakes and other predators but also from sand storms, earth tremors, cold or wet ground, debris or contamination (that last bit doesn’t make camping seem much fun but you get the gist!).

Also available is a base support so that you can use the Tentsile on the beach, in the desert or where there are no suitable trees available (such as a snowy tundra where naturally, you’d go camping with the kids).

Once elevated, you access the tent via a rope ladder. There really is no excuse not to take the whole family camping because Tentsiles are available in three sizes ranging from a two-person tent up to an eight-person tent – cosy!

Contact Tentsile directly for prices and ordering information.

(via Bless This Stuff)


Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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