tentstile : suspended tents

This is kind of awesome or totally ridiculous. Either way, an intriguing idea! Tentstile, still under development by a team of architects, "combines the comfort and versatility of a hammock with the multi person occupancy and shelter of a tent, giving you and your friends the inspirational perspective of living in the canopy.

The unique portable structure employs tension forces to provide usable space, suspended above the ground with increased separation from flood, sand storms, earth tremors, cold, wet or lumpy ground, debris or contamination and well as wildlife, including insects, snakes and other predators." Or as one commenter on Apartment Therapy said, "a bra for your entire family."

(*via Apartment Therapy)