26 Nov '13, 12pm

Prefab Cocoon Tree is a spherical pod for tree lovers

Prefab Cocoon Tree is a spherical pod for tree lovers

While the fantasy of living in a treehouse may conjure up images of an idyllic lifestyle in the forest, not everyone is necessarily going to want to build their own shelter. For the more laid-back (but not "lazy"), tree-loving adventurers amongst us, there's a plethora of pre-fabricated treehouse options out there, such as the Cocoon Tree , a lightweight spherical frame that is suspended from the trees and can be powered by sun and wind. © Cocoon Tree Created by French designer Berni Du Payrat, the Cocoon Tree weighs a mere 130 pounds, thanks to a frame made out of aluminum, which can hold up to one ton. The frame is hung from the trees from 12 points using a system of suspension wires, and safety nets can be put in place as well to provide access or as an extra safety precaution. © Cocoon Tree The pod is sheltered from the elements with a waterproof skin that completely e...

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