Given our predilection for hugging trees, it should be no surprise that I love the Erlebnest, a new design for a minimalist tree fort. Unlike most, which are built by architects and carpenters, this design is put together by Cambium, a German company that builds climbing parks and high rope courses, so it seems much lighter and airier.
You reach the Erlebnest by a ladder that has a "fall protection system", what looks like a system of nets, so a safety harness and helmet are not required.
Party time at the Erlebnest, which can hold up to four people. According to Gizmag,
"The end users do not necessarily have to be adrenaline addicts," a Cambium rep explains. "After all, spending a night in the ErlebNest is not primarily about the thrill of being high up but about the very special experience of sleeping in completely natural surroundings."