Nest with the birds in your very own Cocoon Tree

The modern tree house is not just for wannabe Johnny Weissmullers, they’ve now become a luxury item…The aptly-named Cocoon Tree pod is not so much a house as a bed. It can be suspended amid the trees or erected on legs, assembled and installed without any particular skillset and comes in Beach and Jungle varieties.

The Cocoon Tree is described as a modern tree house and its makers say that it can be placed on the ground with the help of adaptable feet, or attached to a suitably-sized floating ring, installed on a platform, suspended from above, or from ropes threaded through the 12 fixing points around the circumference. The Basic model is three meters (9.84 ft) in diameter, weighs 120 kg (264 pounds), and features a spherical T6 aluminum frame covered with waterproofed white tarpaulin with mosquito nets over the openings…

If the pod is suspended close enough to the ground, users can just climb in through any of the three access points. Higher up in the canopy, the Cocoon Tree can be accessed via supplied black polyester netting installed as a walkway, which can also act as trampoline-like safety net should the support ropes give…

More permanent installations would no doubt provide an excellent excuse to put some carpentry skills to good use by creating some wooden access ramps/stairs.

The Basic Cocoon Tree pod is priced at US$7,991, with options like the hanging pack and fixing stand adding to the overall cost. It is shipped from Vietnam.

A deluxe model is also offered, which differs only in the higher grade “Ferrari” tarpaulin cover, and is priced at $8,966.

This has got to be something I could make on my own. If I wanted to.

Which reminds me of that old saw about how do you capture a squirrel?

You climb a tree and make a noise like a nut!

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