Does sleeping in mid-air make your dreams more exciting? The Guardian's Lyn Gardner joins a surreal project in the Norfolk woods and reports back.

This article titled “Hanging around: my night in the AirHotel” was written by Lyn Gardner, for The Guardian on Sunday 13th May 2012 17.46 UTC

On a rainy night last week, I climbed gingerly up a ladder and stepped into a red structure hanging like a balloon from a tree, deep in the woods of Holt Hall in Norfolk. The balloon began to expand as if by magic, its sides unfurling like petals; I lay down and the sky was visible through a porthole above me. There was a strange, soothing singing; a hand and face appeared at the porthole, and a smiling woman dressed in a kimono descended, set out four cups and saucers, and offered me tea.

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