Monday, March 19, 2012
The tent you pitch in the trees designed to help survivors of natural disasters
Wood you believe it - this tent can be pitched in the trees.
The extraordinary £7,500 design has been created by a British architect and can be suspended 10ft off the ground.
The 'Tentsile' sleeps up to eight campers who climb up to the tent using a rope ladder.
Designer Alex Shirley-Smith claims it can be pitched in just 30 minutes using three trees and a ladder.
Mr Shirley-Smith, 34, from Tottenham, London, believes the tent could be used for humanitarian disasters, for example during floods or earthquakes.
'I used my savings and eventually had a concept that we were ready to show customers.
'The feedback has been phenomenal, I've had people calling it the product of the decade.
'At first we were only planning to build about 20 a year, but the reaction has been so extraordinary that we're planning on making a lot more.'
There are three tents in the range ranging from £1,850 for a two man to £7,500 for the deluxe eight camper version.