A New Take on Indoor/Outdoor Living with the BubbleTree Tent

A New Take on Indoor/Outdoor Living with the BubbleTree Tent

Linda Ly
Apr 24, 2012

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 St├ęphane 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.

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