A tree tent is a camping tent designed to be set above the ground, usually attached to or supported by the neighboring trees. Like a tent, it must be a complete enclosure that can house a camper and his or her gear while suspended off the ground. Like tree houses, a tree tent may be accessed via a rope ladder and provide a sheltered environment for recreation and various outdoor activities. The portable nature of this type of shelter provides for more versatile location choice than a conventional tree house or a camping tent.
They are used where the terrain is too rough and uneven to set up a tent on the ground. Also a good idea when camping in areas with dangerous creatures like snakes, venomous spiders, wild boars, man-eating ants and rabid skunks.