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Tentsile tree tents

Tentsile tree tents
13 Jun 2016

Alex Shirley-Smith founded Tentsile on a simple idea - build a treehouse that is portable, eco-friendly, and that inspires your imagination.

At six-year-old, he saw the destruction of the Amazonian rainforest on the BBC news. A few weeks later, his grandmother took him to see Return of the Jedi.The Ewok tree village on Endor planted an idea - our forests would only survive if trees had a value to us humans, he thought, other than a monetary one. If we used trees as living accommodation, that might just save them! The seed of treehouse architecture had been sown.

Many years later, after training as an architect, Alex conceives 'Tentsile' as a usable space created through pure tension. The lightweight, portable treehouse would use three anchor points to create a "living space" suspended between the trees ...and so began the process of designing and prototyping affordable, habitable, tensioned tree structures.

The Tentsile Vista is a three-person tree tent with a completely removable top so you can fully immerse in the world around you. It can be suspended above any ground conditions using three healthy trees.


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