When you head into the wild, privacy may be of little concern as you progress further from the beaten path – views to and connections with nature may, instead, become a higher priority. Hence, the spherical BubbleTree tent with 360-degree lines of sight.
The basic design comes complete with portable wardrobes, sofas, roll-out beds and even optional electricity for lighting. Translucent and half-transparent designs are also available, depending on one’s desired degree of environmental exhibitionism.
For those who still see this as ‘roughing it’ there is a leveled-up luxury version titled the BubbleLodge that works much like a hotel, featuring opaque sides and attachable bathroom and secondary bedroom spaces.
Additional variants include beach-friendly bubbles that put you right up next to the water, and tree-suspended versions that wrap around trunks and hover over the ground.
Created from UV-reflecting recyclable materials, these structures can be set up in a matter of minutes and remain inflated via continuously-running silent pumps that automatically keep up a constant internal pressure.