Over the past decade, the camping industry has grown with numerous new styles of accommodations available for travellers. From glamping domes to fully furnished yurts, there is a style of camping available for every traveller’s preference. One new form of camping is called tree tenting and involves tents that are specifically designed to be set above ground.
A hanging tree tent is typically attached to or supported by neighbouring trees and can house a camper and their gear while being suspended off the ground. Tree tents are an eco friendly camping option as they require no ground levelling, trenching, or staking and they will not damage the trees that they are attached to. Unlike traditional tents that rest on the ground and require air mattresses or sleeping mats, tree tents never touch the ground and don’t require bulky sleeping accessories, thanks to their comfortable suspended designed.
Many tree tent camping sites throughout the world have sustainable efforts to help preserve the environment. These sustainable efforts can include regulations on campfires, the use of water conservation systems, and solar-powered energy.
The following are two sustainable tree tent camping sites in the world.
Alter Experiences, USA
With multiple locations in the San Diego, California area, Alter Experiences provides guests with a variety of eco friendly camping options, including tree tenting. Alter Experience is dedicated to creating meaningful adventures in nature while encouraging sustainable tourism. All of their campsites are private and include a fire pit, picnic table, and a glamping kitchen.
There are many activities to take part in at all of the Alter Experiences locations and include horseback riding, hiking, and biking. Alter Experiences has an environmental policy that ensures its practices are eco-friendly and sustainable. For example, they use grey water recycling & rain harvesting systems to converse water, and they provide biodegradable plastics to guests which will degrade within 80 days. They also place importance on educating guests about environmental sustainability. Alter Experiences is in association with the San Diego Backcountry Visitors Bureau who advocates for responsible tourism and environmental conservation.
Waldseilgarten Höllschlucht, Germany
Nestled within the mountainous woods of Pfronten, Germany is Waldseilgarten Höllschlucht, a thrilling nature resort that offers guests unique experiences in the wilderness. From daring forest ropes courses to exhilarating archery- Waldseilgarten Höllschlucht will excite all outdoor enthusiasts.
One of this adventure company’s most unique activities is tree tenting and allows guests to peacefully sleep while suspended in a tent from a tree. It is a fantastic opportunity not only to fall asleep to the gentle sounds of nature but also to stargaze in the dark night sky. Guests even have the option to choose how high they want to be suspended to ensure comfortability. Waldseilgarten Höllschlucht is certified by the International Association of Mountain Guide Associations and guest safety is taken very seriously.
Tree tent camping is a must-try experience that not only is fun but is also eco-friendly. By choosing to stay at a sustainable camping site, you can rest assured that your outdoor adventure will not negatively affect the environment.
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