If eco-glamping is of your persuasion and you fancy a stay in an igloo-style camp, then Switzerland’s Whitepod just may appeal to your inner eskimo.
Switzerland’s eco-luxury hotel and alpine experience, Whitepod, is located in the stunning Valais region of Switzerland, and with its access to 7 km of ski slopes with private ski lifts during the winter, and 25 km of signposted hiking trails during the summer, the accommodation and its location is likely to appeal to skiers, trekkers and eco conscious holidaymakers alike.
The dome-like pods of Whitepod are energy efficient for a number of reasons – most notably the shape means there is a constant air flow with no stagnant corners, requiring less energy to circulate air and maintain even temperatures. Each pod is heated by a pellet stove.
Whitepod is designed to combine ecology and luxury. The use of energy and water is controlled. The waste is recycled. All food served in the restaurant is sourced locally. And everything down to the cleaning products are eco-friendly.
Each of the 15 eco-friendly pods are individual suites offering the comfort of a traditional hotel with breathtaking views of the landscape, as as if you are viewing from a window of an igloo.
Whitepod is open for the Winter and Summer seasons every year. If you get a chance to visit during winter, which runs until 8 April 2017, then you will find that the domes are white, in representation of the season and the snow. During the summer season, which begins on 27 May and runs through to 8 October, the dome canopies are a moss-coloured green.
Whitepod, with its igloo-emulating concept, is a fun and adventurous place to vacation for kids, families and couples. The pods cater for different party sizes. And in keeping with its respect of nature, there is limited transport in the camp, and the walk to the pods from the main hotel reception is around 15-mins.
Rosalind Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She is a journalist who writes about sustainable life & style, music, entertainments and wellbeing. Rosalind also works as a spiritual life coach and intuitive advisor helping people to become who they truly are and manifest their heart & soul’s desires into their lives: www.rosalindmedea.com