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I always love the idea of camping, a romantic night in the great outdoors. But I’ve found that the reality is usually a lot less fun: pitching a dank tent and swatting off mosquitos while trying to get a fire going. PSFK alerted us to a new form of camping, which lets you be one with nature in your very own bubble tent. Designed by the Attrap Rêves group in Marseille, France, the bubble tents were created as a way for campers to get the most out of nature, while leaving as little of an impact as possible. They’re made of completely recyclable materials, and each interior is unique.
The tents are about 13 feet in diameter and can easily be packed up without leaving a trace of waste behind. The pods come in two styles, one completely clear style that allows you to basically blend in with your surroundings. Another style is opaque at the bottom for more privacy, but with also an awesome view through the clear roof. Telescopes are also available to get up close and personal with the Milky Way. Enjoy the night sky without the bug bites. A nearby restaurants allows campers to dine in luxury, no firepit necessary.
It’s easy for many properties to use the label “eco-tourism” just because they recycle. But it takes true innovation to use design to create new experiences that allow us to vacation with minimal impact on the environment.
Opening their doors for business this May in the UK is the AirHotel, part theater, part treehouse, all fun. Designed by the Time Circus, a Belgian artist collective, AirHotel lets visitors spend a night in the forest on the ground or in the air. This new type of Bed & Breakfast features tree-climbing room service staff, aerial hostesses to cater to your needs, and live performances throughout the night.
Like any nice resort, AirHotel features a Wellness Machine Room complete with sauna and bar. And one pod, the “Drop” room can be lowered down to the ground for anyone feeling dizzy up in the trees. We’re not usually looking for quite such a circus in our getaways, but the creative design and unique take on forest living has got us hooked. AirHotel is part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival and stays are limited to one night only.