ISSUE 13  |  India Song

Outbuilding of the Week: Tree Cocoon

April 04, 2014 10:00 AM

BY Erin Boyle

My 14-month-old nephew has a deep and abiding affection for a chubby little volume you might be familiar with. It features a certain ravenous caterpillar and his transformative cocoon and after reading the book for the millionth time, I too find myself ready for a long nap in a cozy place. 

No longer the stuff of dreams, the folks at Cocoon Tree have made such a slumber possible. Though they can’t guarantee that you’ll emerge from the experience a beautiful butterfly, their suspended spherical bed still looks like it could supply the perfect place for an afternoon siesta among the treetops.

Photographs via Cocoon Tree.

Above: The Cocoon tree is 3 meters in diameter and sleeps two adults comfortably. 

Above: Designed for sleeping, a mattress spans the sphere and is covered in a custom duvet.

Above: Water-repellent fabric stretched over an aluminum frame keeps the cocoon dry, and mosquito screens fitted into the windows keep out pesky insects.

Above: Cocoon Tree prices start at around $8,000. Visit Cocoon Tree for an exact quote and installation details.

Inspired to find your own Tiny Sleeping Spot? See more options in our Gardenista Gallery.

Prefer to do your camping inside? See An Instant Guest Bedroom–Made From Canvas.

Want to linger in the garden? See all of our Outbuilding posts.