Tree Spheres by Tom Chudleigh
First spotted by Italian ELLE Decor in 2007 (Aprile 2007 N.4 pg 102) and now available for vacation rental - Tom Chudleigh's Tree Spheres at Qualicum Beach, British Columbia (you may remember my post on the White Ravens of Qualicum Beach). These micro compact homes are suspended from the forest or any other solid object - like a rock face or building.
Chudleigh describes them:
'The spheres are all about unity and oneness. Architecture is a way of shaping and creating habitat to reflect a feeling and to harmonize with the environment. The sphere is a form of architecture that reflects that thought and feeling of oneness. Where normal square/rectangular housing separates walls, floor and ceiling with hard lines and often color and material changes – in a sphere they all become one.'