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I just thought this was really intriguing. If it wasn't $12k and so tiny I think it would really be a viable off the grid housing option. Be interesting living in a ~78.54 ft2 floating ball.

http://www.luminair.co.uk/tt/index.html

 
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That seems like a very expensive way to go camping, not to mention the additional trouble of climbing 4 trees to get it set up and having to navigate a ladder in the middle of the night when you want to go to the toilet. At least you are safe from bear attacks.

I get the feeling that the elegance of the design far outweighs any practical aspects of camping. If you are going to have 8 attachments, four at the top and four at the bottom why not make it cube shaped. I like spheres and domes as much as the next person but they aren't the most practical things, I guess the rain would run off it and the wind would blow around it better and you can't lose things in the corners.

I just can't see who this is aimed at.
 
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Mark Livett wrote:

I just can't see who this is aimed at.



Hardcore environmentalist maybe? Or maybe it's just one of those house designs that are meant more as 'art' than a serious viable housing option.

Have to admit though, it is eye candy and I won't mind living in one... assuming it was free.
 
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