Tentsile Tree Camping | How to Camp a Entirely Different Way

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Tentsile Tree Camping takes camping to whole other level (quite literally). It’s super fun with that added challenge of finding the prime spot, once set up it is simply awesome, very comfortable and you just will not want to go back to a regular old tent on the ground. 

Is Hiking along stunning trails or camping in the wilderness for a few days your idea of sheer bliss? If you are like my wife and I you will be avid campers or hikers who just crave for the weekends to get out there into the wilderness adventure and some well earned peace and quiet.

We are always up for and actually seek out new and innovative hiking or camping gear to test out, its fun and it’s exciting. This brings us to today’s post.  We recently came across the new Tentsile tree tent, it’s kind of like a cross breed between a regular tent and a tree house.


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Tentsile Tree Camping | Taking Camping To A Whole Different Level (Literally)

Designer Alex Shirley Smith had a dream from a very young age to design and build tree-houses.

This dream stuck with him throughout school and onto University where he studied Architecture.

Fast forward ten years and his dream had developed (through learning about the ongoing destruction of the Amazon rainforest) into Tentsile.

Tentsile is basically a tent which is elevated above the forest floor (true tree camping) and secured by ratchet straps to surrounding trees.

There are different options available and tensile tree tents can cost from $250 to almost $1000. They are not cheap.

Oh and you also get a removable fly sheet to protect you from pesky insects while up in your tree 🙂

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Pitching The Tentsile Tree Tent

Pitching a standard 3 person Tentsile takes around 15 minutes and it’s probably the most fun we have had camping to date.

We pitched ours about 2 meters from the ground for our first time testing these crazy tents out. 

We found the 3 person Tentsile ample for us both and to hold our gear also, but there are two and one person Tentsils available on amazon also. Prices go up as you would imagine the bigger they get.

With a little imagination, you can camp virtually anywhere as long as there are at least 3 strong enough trees in the suggested area.

Camp over a stream, no probs, camp on the beach between some palm trees, you betcha.  They are awesome, very secure and you leave almost zero footprint.


If you have used one and do not mind sharing your experience we would love to hear all about it.


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