1983: A six-year-old London boy, Alex, saw the destruction of the Amazonian rainforest on the BBC news. A few weeks later, his grandmother took him to see Return of the Jedi. The Ewok tree village on Endor planted an idea - our forests would only survive if trees had a value to us humans, he thought, other than a monetary one. If we used trees as living accommodation, that might just save them! The seed of treehouse architecture had been sown.
Many years later, after training as an architect, Alex conceives 'Tentsile' as a usable space created through pure tension. The lightweight, portable treehouse would use three anchor points to create a "living space" suspended between the trees ...and so began the process of designing and prototyping affordable, habitable, tensioned Tree Tent structures.
Because the World is not flat...
Tentsile combines the comfort and versatility of a hammock with the security and multi-person-occupancy of a tent. Our range of suspended shelters are unimpeded by wet, rocky or uneven ground conditions and will literally take your camping experience to a new level!
What is Tentsile?
At Tentsile, we create the world's most versatile tents. Our unique designs are made to be suspended over the ground for a comfortable and spacious accommodation in any environment, but in dry conditions can also be pitched on the ground like a conventional tent.
Whether you are looking for an all-terrain camping solution, a safari safe house, a mountain or beach retreat, or a portable treehouse that avoids all planning permissions, with Tentsile Tree Tent the sky really is the only limit.
What are the benefits?
Our Tree Tents all come with a fully enclosed insect mesh roof and removable rainfly sheets so you can enjoy the stars on a clear night! As our tents are designed to be suspended in tension, they are unaffected by topography or water, and they also provide increased separation from bugs, snakes and other, larger predators.
The elegant structure comprises an adjustable frame of 2.5 tonne webbing straps, a micro insect mesh roof, and a UV resistant, PU-coated and waterproof polyester fabric fly. The webbing frame is held in tension at each of the three anchor points by being ratcheted tight while internal floor straps divide the space into individual hammocks.
We plant 18 trees for every tent that you buy - in association with: