Treepee Crude By Iszic Standards
The Treepee is a clever tent that you can simply hang from the nearest tree when ready to retire. Tie down the four corners with stakes for greater stability.
It does have some nice features; bug net-equipped windows, fire retardant, water repellant fabric with a UV protection rating of 50+. The inside has handy storage pockets.
Although I think that the Treepee is a cute idea (and apparently you can actually buy one for about $600), I still think that it is crude by Iszic standards. Take a look at this description of one of their house tree pods:
The sphincter expanded and Farr stepped dubiously into the chamber…the pod was thirty feet long, opening on a balcony with a waist-high balustrade. The walls and domed ceiling were tufted with trefoils of a silky green fibre; the floor was heavy with plum-coloured moss; quaint lamps grew out of the wall. There were four magenta pod-chairs against one wall. In the middle of the floor stood a tall cylindrical vase containing water, plants and black dancing eels. …
Farr lowered himself upon one of the frail magenta bladders. The smooth skin stretched and fitted itself to his body.
(Read more about Jack Vance's house trees)
Now, that's comfortable living.
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