What Is This?

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I thought this was some kind of bird hunting device sitting on top of a massive forest. In reality it may be your next vacation destination. And you will need the largest thermal airship to get it up there.

This is a canopy raft, an enormous set of nets held together with inflatable tubes that act as an structural frame. It can be placed on top of forests so people can camp, accessing the ground below using a hole and ropes. Apparently, the are so light that the trees don't get harmed at all.


To place them on top of the trees they need a ship capable of handling such a large volume. In this case, they use the AS-300, the world's largest thermal airship. [Gilles Ebersolt via Deputy Dog]