Sleep closer to the stars

June 22 2017

BISHOPSTON residents are amongst those being offered a unique chance to sleep closer to the stars this summer at Canopy and Stars at Crane 29 – a treehouse built around one of Bristol Harbourside’s iconic cargo cranes.

BISHOPSTON residents are amongst those being offered a unique chance to sleep closer to the stars this summer at Canopy and Stars at Crane 29 – a treehouse built around one of Bristol Harbourside’s iconic cargo cranes.

Just 200 guests will have the privilege of spending the night in the treehouse, which is part art installation, part architectural wonder, and which has been created with a low-impact, zero-carbon build.

Materials inspired by both the city’s industrial heritage and the natural world add to this amazing experience as polished concrete worktop and taps created from copper piping share space with wooden flooring in the bathroom, wool rugs and natural jute mats. There are also bespoke pieces, like a handmade wooden bed, a branch coat hanger, and a ‘living painting’ by local artist Anthony Garrett.

Another key feature of the treehouse is the ‘living wall’, which is lined with shelves of living plants, as well as the roof, which is teeming with planters filled with pollinators to attract urban bees, birds and butterflies.

The treehouse, which sits eight metres above ground, opened on May 30 for 100 nights, with an open ballot for guests wishing to enjoy this unique experience. Places for June and July have already been allocated, however the draw for August and September dates (at a cost of £185 weekday or £250 weekend) takes place on July 3. For more details of how to apply, visit www.canopyandstars.co.uk/crane29. 

All profits from Canopy & Stars at Crane 29 will go to Friends of the Earth