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Teardrop tent in Borgloon
Photograph: Luc Daelemans

These teardrop-shaped tents let you holiday in the trees

Part-treehouse, part-tent, these far-out structures are available to rent in a field in Belgium

By
Huw Oliver
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Fed up with camping on the cold, hard ground? Well, in this particular field in Belgium, you can book a spot in a teardrop-shaped tent that hangs from a tree.

Designed by Rotterdam-based architect Dré Wapenaar, these half-tent, half-treehouse structures were originally built as an installation for an art festival just outside the Belgian city of Borgloon, an hour from Brussels.

Now, however, four of them have been transformed into a luxury camping option on the edge of a nearby forest. Inside each, visitors will find a mattress, a bench, ledges for storage and a window overlooking the surrounding fields.

Each tent is accessed using a small ladder, sleeps two people and comes with access to a communal bathroom and barbecue. They are available to book, for €70 (£63, $80, A$114) a night, through the local tourism authority website.

Wapenaar’s stylish tents are also available as accommodation in the town of Bornem, near Antwerp, and at a campsite in the Netherlands. We’re willing to bet dangling from a tree never felt so comfortable.

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