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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. spherical tent suspended amidst tree trunks ladder leads into front door side window door entry fabric door rolled up bedroom

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Carpenter builds incredible egg-shaped treehouse hidden from view on Crown land just yards from multi-million homes By Leon Watson Published: 15:40 GMT, 23 April 2012 | Updated: 10:24 GMT, 25 April 2012 It took months to find the right tree to build on, and when he did the spot was on public land looking down on a row of multi-million dollar homes. But that didn't stop Joel Allen - he just built this incredible egg-shaped treehouse in Canada anyway, without telling anyone. The computer technician-turned-carpenter started off by creating a scale model of his design to test its strength and durability, before beginning the months-long quest to find the perfect tree.

Affordable and Versatile Sommerhaus Piu Prefab Vacation Home The collaboration between German industrial designers Patrick Frey and Björn Götte led to the construction of this small but comfortable vacation house named Sommerhaus Piu Prefab Vacation Home. The affordable house can act as a vacation home, a weekend retreat or even a year-round home for those with a small budget. The cabin home displays a modern design that stands out in the middle of nature with its slightly pitched roof and colour duality. Covered in horizontal wood planks, the prefabricated house was designed to offer its inhabitants both comfortable interior spaces and outdoor relaxation facilities. Vango Banshee 200 Tent Ideal for trekking and backpacking through any conditions, the Vango Banshee 200 is a reliable shelter with a handy porch area for cooking and storage. There are 2 versions of this tent available, the 2013 version in Green/Black and the 2014 version in 'Cactus' Green. The 2014 version has been updated with a lower silhouette and a door on each side, giving you dual access and extra storage if you need it. The tent can be pitched either all as one, or flysheet first, depending on the conditions you're in. The flysheet is fire-retardant Protex HC polyester with a hydrostatic head of 5000, with taped seams for extra protection and reflective webbing and zip pullers to help you find it in adverse conditions.

So you want to install a Garnier limb? Author’s note: This post was originally published in late 2008, and for those of you about to try your hand at treehouse construction and setting Garnier limbs, I hope this gives you a good start. My treehouse business has since suspended operation, but I leave this post here because it still seems to help people find the knowledge and the courage to build a dream or two. For allowing me to be of that service, I thank you all.

Inspiring Tree House by KAA Design Group The Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects is actually developing into the one-stop destination for amazing architecture. This time around, the KAA Design Group introduces this Tree House in Manhattan Beach. With lofty Southern Californian coasts to the fore, the unitary house (which obviously is not a tree house) combines aesthetic exteriors with stunning interiors studded with wood, concrete and glass. Appealing to the green-minded, the houses’ eco-friendly aspects are all taken care for with heating and cooling solutions, natural ventilation and exposure. Take a look at these wonderful images that depict some real spacey rooms with fireplaces, living rooms, bedrooms, spas or study rooms.

Hi Gear Tibet 55 + 10 Backpack The Hi Gear Tibet 55 + 10 Litre Travel Rucksack is loaded with features, comfortable and durable - a versatile rucksack that's good for many situations. Constructed from 600D polyester with PU coating, it's tear and abrasion resistant and water resistant too, and comes with a raincover in case you get trapped in a sudden downpour. Hi Gear's 'Cool Air Design' back ventilation system, combined with the adjustable back, chest strap and hip belt with lumbar support, all means that you'll be carrying your load in comfort. The compression straps mean that the bag can be slimmed down when not full, to keep weight next to your body and ease any strain, while the 2-section bag divider helps you to spread any load evenly. A functional and stylish option for transporting your kit with you, wherever you are. Attributes

The Treehouse Guide - Seven stage tree house design workflow There is a lot to learn about treehouses before you start building if you want a safe, long lasting and economical structure. This seven stage workflow will guide you quickly through the basics with links to more detail on this site. Check the planning/building regulations in your area Design the treehouse plan before you start cutting any wood Keep supports separate to the house framework Allow flexibility in the supports if you use more than one tree Use single large bolts for attachments to the tree Avoid restricting tree growth Build as much as possible on the ground 1. 8 amazing micro-apartments This is a very wide sales promotion by the real estate lobby and industry to alter the minimum legal apartment size in New York City and elsewhere. They have the billionaire Mayor, who has several whole houses for himself, behind them and even set up a pr exhibit at The Museum of the City of New York to promote all the joys of cramming into smaller space! If they can only make them smaller, they say, the apartments will be cheaper and more plentiful!

How to Ethically Volunteer Anywhere in the World I’m frequently asked about volunteering overseas and unfortunately, I don’t know much about it. So today, I’m turning the blog over to friend and volunteer tourism expert Shannon O’Donnell from the blog A Little Adrift. She’s been volunteering around the world for years and recently published a book on the subject. She’s the expert, so without further ado, here’s Shannon’s advice on finding good volunteer opportunities. A foundational motivation underpinning the past four years I’ve been traveling around the world has been the idea that serving others would help me find clearer direction for my life.