We've seen many structures that offer shelter while hanging from tree branches over the years, but the Baobed treehouse adds some extra versatility to the equation. The portable capsule is designed to allow one person, or two very close friends, to hang from a tree or camp on the ground.
Though its shape may bring to mind classic TV series Mork & Mindy, the Baobed treehouse is actually inspired by the exotic fruit that dangles from the branches of baobab trees, native to Africa. The small pod-shaped capsule measures roughly 4 x 2 m (13 x 6.5 ft) and weighs 450 kg (992 lbs), so though it's billed as easily transportable, you'll still want a trailer to move it.
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Each Baobed treehouse sports three fixed windows, two opening windows, a hinged door, and four attachment points to attach the unit to a tree. Optional extras include a mattress, bedding, suspension kit, platform for ground-based installation, mosquito nets, storage pockets, and choices of color scheme.
Unfortunately, there are no press images available of the Baobed actually dangling in mid-air while affixed to a tree as advertised, but during a chat over email, a company rep informed us that the design has moved beyond the concept stage and is now ready to purchase. Those inclined can contact Baobed via the source link below to discuss pricing and availability.View gallery - 20 images