Henry K Wein designs portable treehouse that can be towed by bicycle
Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Henry K Wein has developed Trunk Bunk, a treehouse that allows its occupant to sleep in a different tree every night.
Wein ‘s portable treehouse has a lightweight folding design so it can be easily towed by bicycle to different locations.
A strap and pulley system allows it to be quickly and easily installed in all kinds of different trees and removed just as effectively. Trunk Bunk is a lightweight portable treehouse Wein wants to give people the opportunity to be "cocooned above the forest floor" so that they can spend quality time with themselves and with nature.
"It is a playful, almost poetic concept that offers a unique experience," the German designer told Dezeen. "It is about reconnecting with the environment around us and taking time to reflect." The structure can be installed in different trees using a strap and pulley system Wein unveiled his prototype Trunk Bunk during Dutch Design Week as part of the Design Academy Eindhoven (DAE) graduate show, staged within vacant retail units in the Heuvelgalerie shopping centre.
The treehouse has the shape of a hexagonal prism, with hinged corners that allow it to be flat-packed for transportation. The design is finished in waterproof textile, giving it a tent-like feel The shelter has a tent-like feel, with waterproof textile walls, small windows and a lightweight, self-supporting structure of aluminium and plywood.
To install it in a tree, you start by throwing […]