How to Make a Tree Tent More Comfortable
Tips from Real-Life Dom'Up Improvements
When Bruno conceived the Dom’Up, his idea was to share his passion for trees with everyone regardless of their age or their habit of living with and in nature.
After years of wandering around the canopy as part of his job as a tree surgeon, Bruno was acutely aware that most people would never get to be so intimately connected with trees and would need an easier and more accessible solution to benefit from such an experience.
They need nice comfortable and secure accommodation where they could relax and savour the wonderful proximity to Nature’s wealth.
They needed a tree tent where they would feel comfortable and protected but still connected to the sounds and smells of nature.
When the concept was clear in his mind, Bruno set up to create such a place.
His love of trees implied that he had to find the solution that also benefited the tree, or, at the very least, would not harm them.
And so the Dom’Up was born.
Now that is getting more mature, it is gaining the benefit from users’ experience. And some of Dom’Up hosts have shared their improvements with us.
Chateau d’Hodoumont Sawdust Toilets
As you know we just installed an additional Dom’Up up at the Chateau d’Hodoumont property.
This time, however, with the benefit of experience, a toilet has been added on the terrace.
This solves the issues of nocturnal emergencies that was a problem for guests wary of groping their way down in the pitch-black forest to answer Nature’s call in the middle of the night.
Now, with the new sawdust toilet sitting on the Dom’Up terrace, just lift the cover, sit down and relieve yourself comfortably while enjoying the surrounding nature. It is a unique experience, marrying the comfort of closeby, easily accessible facilities with the connection to the night fragrance of the forest.
The sawdust lined biodegradable bag is designed to absorb liquids and offensive odours, and your host will collect it in the morning.
During the day, just close the box lid and add a cushion to benefit from additional seating.
Whether you are a worried parent or just wary of wandering in the dark, this will bring you peace of mind and let you enjoy your dreams.
Le Dom’Up devient décidément bien confortable. Entre les feuillées d’Hodoumont et le chauffage de la Coué, nous pouvons voir que l’imagination de vos hôtes elle focaliser sur le désir de rendre votre séjour aussi confortable que possible.
Warmth and Heating at La Coué
If you think the best way to keep warm in the tent during the Cold Nights, our friends at La Coué, Switzerland, came up with a much better idea.
Nights are cold in the mountains and your hosts at La Coue care a lot about the quality of your sleep. To keep you warm and cosy, they have installed a wood stove that wonderful completes the sumptuous decor that was already there from the start.
To set up the wood stove, some modification had to be made in the canvas of the Dom’Up double skin. The smoke had to get somewhere and preferably not stay inside and choke the guests.
Just making a hole in the tent canvas would not be ideal. Without closing it properly, the heat would escape from the aperture and the rain would trickle in.
Yet, where there is a problem there is a solution, and our friends at La Coue raked their brain until they found one.
Have a look at the pictures to see how ingeniously they leveraged the Dom’Up double skin to masterfully insulate the habitat.
Now, with the stove radiating comforting warmth, you can even keep your soup warm or steep your favourite infusion.
As La Coué hosts were kind enough to share their experience with us, feel free to contact us for advice on how to set one up on your Dom’Up.
In Japan, hosts also added stoves to the Dom’up, but, instead of putting the chimney through the roof, they set it up laterally.
Have a look at the pictures below to see if you can see it.
As time goes by, the Dom’Up is becoming increasingly comfortable. It has already been fitted with “central heating” and “central plumbing”. What else will Dom’Up hosts come up with?
Let us know if you have any idea you think would improve the comfort of the Dom’Up.