New Cocoon Tree House Brings Shelter and Fun Anywhere, Anytime

Lightweight, portable, and design-oriented, the “Cocoon Tree” is like an artsy clubhouse for adults.

You can now bring your home, and all your childhood fantasies, to the beach. Image courtesy of Cocoon Tree.

Remember when you were a little kid and you begged your parents for a tree house so you could have a fun, private hideaway? There were two resulting scenarios: you had good parents and they built you one, or you had mean ones that left you forever longing for a canopy-level clubhouse of your own. For all of you in the latter camp, we have fantastic news: Cocoon Tree, a 60-kilo “spherical and versatile den” made in Vietnam, now allows you to create your very own tree house anytime, anywhere. Able to fit a mattress, mosquito screens, fans, heating devices, and romantic picnic baskets, these pod-like structures are built from sturdy aluminum and outfitted with waterproof canvas. Each pod also comes with six suspension cords that allow it to be tied up to any location with a tree or beam, from the beach to the rainforest and beyond. So, you can’t always get what you wantbut if you try, sometimes you just might get the floating spherical clubhouse of your dreams.

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Fuck Yeah Humanity: Episode 6

In this episode: friends, heartbeats, sea anemones & shoes that grow.

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Small Homes Make Better Cities

There’s plenty of benefits to your closet-sized apartment, all you need is a shift in perspective

A rendering of a Heijmans ONE development, designed to make use of vacant lots temporarily. Image courtesy Heijmans.

How much space do we need to call our own? A bedroom? A tent on Skid Row? A palace with 100 rooms? The notion of “home” is a human universal but the spectrum of its definition is vast. Even within a single culture, people have different housing preferences and affordability issues.

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