Living in a bubble usually isn't a good thing, but in the case of the dreamy BubbleTree tent, it could actually open you up to the outside world.
Made in France and conceived by designer Pierre Stéphane Dumas, the portable and inflatable BubbleTree huts give new meaning to the term "indoor/outdoor living." They offer a surreal sensory experience with nature: being slightly isolated from sound and touch, yet fully enveloped by the sight of your surroundings.
BubbleTrees come in a range of styles that set up easily and include their own air circulation systems. The most basic model is the completely transparent CristalBubble, which offers unobstructed 360-degree views. The half-opaque BubbleRoom offers more privacy for dwellers to spend "an unusual night under the stars" and can be outfitted with cozy amenities like king-sized beds or round mattresses, and sitting and lounging areas. The BubbleLodge is essentially a BubbleRoom with an additional bubble "wing" attached, suitable for a child's room or reading room. And for adults and children alike, there's even a treehouse, complete with a retractable covering, that can be suspended in the wilderness or just out in your backyard.
If you're looking for something more than just a night of space-agey camping, BubbleTree offers a number of permanent options, including electricity and hardwood flooring.
At a starting price of $9,000, BubbleTrees aren't for everyone, but you can still bunk up in a bubble at one of the rustic retreats in France which offer BubbleTree accommodations. Visit their site for more information.