Alexandra Davey from Condé Nast Traveller stayed at Red Kite Tree tent and found our “giant green eco-bauble” much to her liking.
The whole eccentric accommodation thing isn't new. It started with the Ice Hotel, and the following frenzy to find unconventional places to stay quickly graduated to boats, lighthouses, underwater lodges and even prisons. It also resurrected a firm childhood favourite: the treehouse.
Red Kite Tree Tent, a new hanging orb near Builth Wells in Powys, Wales...fuses elements of conventional camping and log-cabin experiences to create a new treehouse with a twist.
The giant green eco-bauble that hangs in the forest is fashioned from hybrid aluminium and something called a static airframe, and is fully insulated to withstand wintery weather for year-round glamping. There's a double bed and a wood-burning stove, and another opening leads to an ensuite facilities deck where there's a shower, loo and sink.
The Tree Tent has already had a taste of fame after appearing on Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces, but the back-to-basics, ball-shaped hideaway is ultimately all about a solitary, un-starry experience. The only companions you're likely to come across are the local bird life: barn owls, woodpeckers and other feathered friends.
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