If you want a truly authentic experience in nature, this hanging tent is as close as you can get. It’s called the Cacoon and was designed by a husband and wife team, Nick and Sarah. After stumbling upon a colony of tiny hanging nests created by the Weaver bird on a jungle trek, they were inspired to create their own version to use in their back yard — and the results make us feel more relaxed just by looking at them.
The design features a super-strong material that’s water repellent, but still feels soft (like natural canvas), so you can keep it outside even when rain is in the forecast. You can also choose between three different sizes, the bonsai for one kid, the single for one adult or a few kids, or the double for two adults. They all hold up to 440 pounds, cost between $225 and $452, and come in 11 different colors. We have to admit, this Cacoon tree is seriously making us want to buy one in each shade:
If you still can’t wrap your mind around why you need one of these hanging concoction, think of it like a hammock, or a swinging bench for your outdoor reading sessions. And if you don’t have a tree in your yard that’s big enough to support your weight, don’t fret: The company sells tripods that will offer the same hanging experience, but from the ground (meaning you can also put one inside your home if you want):