Bubble Tree has conceived the quintessential “room with a view”. Their unique bubble shaped enclosure is formed from clear PVC. These “tents” are designed to be installed in beautiful natural surroundings, to give the inhabitant the feeling of sleeping under the stars.
From their website:
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.
A night under the stars from the comfort of your private bubble!
While they may be acknowledging a Spartan ideal, these bubbles are anything but rough living. The images from their site show a variety of interior settings that rival the finest luxury hotels for furnishings and design.
Pierre Stephane Dumas created Bubble Tree in 2006 as he continued his search for the ideal temporary accommodation that would embrace nature, while providing the comforts of home.
Bubble Tree Tents are designed to work with their surroundings.
The philosophy of the Bubble Tree company is one of eco-tourism. They aim to provide luxury accommodations, while limiting the amount of real estate required and minimizing the impact on the surrounding ecosystem.
Bubble Tree Tents has designed their installation to be as minimally invasive as possible. The bubbles are mostly set up in temperate weather, although heating and cooling are available.
The bubbles can be completely climate controlled.
One of their greatest challenges in engineering the bubbles was to implement high performing technologies while minimizing power consumption. Their goal has been to achieve this without taking away from the client experience.
The entire bubble dome is supported by a constant inflow of fresh air through the tent’s integrated air turbine system. The system is designed to run quietly and is sustained by a double “air lock” style entry, with one entry panel at a time being opened, while the other remains closed to maintain inflation.
Access is controlled by a double “airlock” entrance.
The installations are simple and take less than an hour under normal conditions. Wind can be a concern and the bubble is fastened to its base with either Velcro straps, for light winds, or staked to the ground with a perimeter rope, similar to a traditional tent, for heavier breezes.
For those who think they would like to repeat the Bubble Tree Tent experience regularly, units are available for purchase and can be used for several years if properly maintained.
Bubble Tents are designed to last 4 to 5 years with regular use.
With a shape reminiscent of an Inuit igloo, the Bubble Lodges range from the single unit, “Cristal Bubble” to a four unit “Grand Suite”. You can chose bubbles that are completely clear or with white half-walls for privacy.
Since the Bubble Tree Tents do not support plumbing (they recommend “dry” toilets like the composting variety) or have kitchens, there’s little to no impact on the surrounding environment. They claim their installations are “completely reversible”.