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.
“BubbleTree has devised a new universe associating innovation, design, simplicity and well-being. An unusual accommodation to live a rare experience.”
“Our aim is creating original temporary accommodation enhancing interaction with the place while respecting the environment. The Bubbles conceived and manufactured in France are a unique form of sustainable accommodation offering the comfort of a deluxe hotel.”
“Some childhood dreams stay with us for our whole lives. Sleeping under the stars is one of those. And yet we are not always eager to face the Spartan aspects of the experience, like temperature fluctuations, humidity or insects.”
“To renew with the nature of our dreams and fully enjoy the adventure we have created our Bubbles. The French designer Pierre Stéphane Dumas has applied the ecological approach to enable these light structures to be set up on savage and preserved sites without impacting the environment. The Bubbles have also become the first temporary accommodation allowing power autonomy and using bio-thermoregulation.”