Design company Nomadic Resorts have devised a comfortable way to sleep outdoors while reconnecting with nature with their Seedpod – a cocoon-shaped nest that can be hung from trees, rocks, beams or tripods.
The organically shaped pod, which is shaped like a seed, is a low impact vessel that can be used for sleeping or dining. The structure is engineered to withstand wind speeds of up to 120km/h allowing guests to sleep tight whatever the weather.
Nomadic Resorts said: “The Seedpod has been developed as a low-impact, sustainable hospitality model to accommodate the rise of experiential travel, eco-tourism, wellness retreats and alternative lodging trends. The idea is that sleeping in the pod, is a transformative experience in its own right – a chance to spend a night in a human nest where you can see the movement of the wildlife around you and hear the sounds of the forest.
“When designing the pod, we aspired to make a new kind of hotel room, an affordable alternative space that had the lowest possible physical impact on the site and the quickest possible installation time – whether you use it an experiential treehouse for adventure loving guests sleeping out by the river after a long hike, or a picnic pod for a mosquito free, outdoor dinner on the beach; the pod offers guests a unique experience – the freedom to float.”
The first of Nomadic Resorts’s Seedpods popped up at Bel Ombre Nature Reserve in mauritius in 2019. The Heritage Nature Reserve recruited Nomadic Resorts to create a novel dining experience on the edge of the river so that guests could spend their afternoons lounging by the stream or enjoy a glass of wine without being disturbed by mosquitoes.
Two of Nomadic Resorts’ Seedpods were installed using stainless steel cables attached to the existing trees near a foot of a waterfall, and close to a natural pool where a huge tree had created a natural bridge across the stream.
Nomadic Resorts – who believe that designs should serve as a bridge to connect nature, culture and people – create sustainable resort and residential projects that fit organically into their natural surroundings.
The company – which has worked on luxury resorts, retreats and camps in Ceylon, Africa, India and Sri Lanka -specialise in sustainable architecture, contemporary bamboo construction, treetop living concepts, tensile membrane design & engineering, regenerative landscape design, permaculture and low carbon engineering.
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