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A portable suspended habitation unit. Adaptable to any environment, under any conditions.
The design minimises the use of materials, while maximising usable space with a number of possible adaptations through changes in panel configuration. tentsile is scalable but currently there are three sizes of this product; 2-person, 3-4 person and 5-8 person versions.
Tentsile was conceived as a portable habitation unit that maximises usable space while minimising materials usage.
By employing tension forces rather than using poles, the most comfortable and flexible range of accommodation can be achieved for a catalogue of different uses in every environment.
How is it made?
The structure comprises a collapsable frame of webbing straps with fire retardant, UV PU and water resistant polyester fabric infill panels. The frame is held in tension by elongates which collect at each of the three high level anchor points, and at the base to form internal spaces.
What are the benefits?
tentsile offers the beneficial comfort of a hammock with the accommodation capacity of a multi-person tent. By utilising a three dimensional tensile force, the most stable and versatile lightweight accommodation is achieved.
Due to the nature of tentsile’s inverted pyramid shape, the single point of ground contact allows comfort with a level floor in any terrain or inclination. It’s elevated position provides separation from flood risk, sand storms, earth tremors and cold ground as well as offering increased protection from wildlife, including insects, snakes and other predators.
How can you use it?
tentsile provides shelter in every kind of environment with minimal footprint or impact. It is adaptable to suit uses including:
- outdoor play
- winter sports
- wildlife filming
- scientific research
As tentsile is suspended above ground level, there is no need to clear areas of dense foliage and can be easily erected over water logged ground, desert sands and rocky landscapes.