Building A DIY Rope Bridge

With the platforms for both the Belle Tent and the Bathroom Hut complete, a rope bridge was the obvious choice to join the two. In this video we take a look at the completed platforms and show you how we constructed the bridge. This has been one of the most fun things to build. You can really let your creativity run wild. It’s like building a fort for adults!

FINISHED-LOTUS-BELLE-TENT-PLATFORM

The finished platform is looking fantastic. The geometry of the deck is really quite stunning and it helps to really make the platform look like it belongs in the space.

PLATFORM

Working with these shapes really does help to make the whole project a lot more interesting. It’s certainly a bit more challenging than constructing a square deck, but the end result is worth it!

DIY-ROPE-BRIDGE

Of course my favourite part of this structure so far has to be the rope bridge. The bridge joins the Belle Tent platform and the bathroom hut and stands out as a very unique feature of this design.

SOLAR-PANEL

And of course our whole set-up here will be solar powered of a very small and simple PV system. Lots more info on that to come though!




Posted on by Bryce Posted in Living in a Lotus Belle Tent

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4 Responses to Building A DIY Rope Bridge

  1. Jennifer Albers-Smith

    Looks great! How many feet of rope did you use? We’re trying to replicate your rope bridge for our children’s playhouse.

  2. Holly Hoffman

    Great way to connect the two! Just wondering in the dark if it would be helpful to add a few rope vvvv to connect the top rope rail to the bottom walkway? It can seem like a long way down when one slips off and very disorienting. Trust me on this one. BUT you both like adventure!

  3. alexanderluthier

    What a lovely bridge! I won’t recommend using it after drinking some beers, though…

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