The moment I clapped eyes on these nest-like, part swinging chair part hammock part treehouse called Cacoons on Pinterest, I immediately began to imagine one in our garden or living room until my husband pointed out some practicalities like space. Still… if you have the room, these Canadian hanging chillout spaces may be right up your street and significantly cheaper than those super expensive ones that run to a few thousand pounds that can be seen in the likes of cool (and posh) Chelsea-based family club Purple Dragon and on programmes like Grand Designs.
Made by a design team who specialise in sails for yachts and inspired by the weaver bird’s nest, it’s portable (folds down very neatly) so it can be used indoors and outdoors including for camping trips, plus it’s weatherproof (treated for UV and water resistance) and machine washable.
I can imagine me sloping off to escape for some peace and quiet… only for the kids to burst in and hop inside. Fortunately they do single and doubles in several colours for £225 and £325. You can also purchase an eye bolt for ceilings, £5, tripod stand, £325, a treeloop, £15, and a bug net, £20. Oh and it takes up to 400kg / 200lbs and you can even get bespoke versions. This is one cool den for both big and little kids.