Experience Nature in Cozy Cocoon-Shaped Pods at This Eco-Friendly Resort

published Jul 26, 2020
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Nomadic Resorts, a design and development company that specializes in sustainable getaways, has a new resort that will allow guests to escape into nature via cocoon-shaped pods. Simply titled The Seedpod, the eco-friendly initiative invites guests to stay in pods shaped like, well, seeds (or cocoons) installed in the Heritage Nature Reserve, a wildlife and safari park in Mauritius, East Africa. Nomadic Resort CEO Louis Thompson said the idea is 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,” per Designbloom

The resort accommodates the growing trend of eco-tourism, experimental travel, and wellness retreats. The pods can be hung from trees (to emulate the ultimate treehouse experience) or assembled on a tripod, equipped with lighting, a ceiling fan, and a charging station for electronic devices. The nomadic experience is sustainable because it could be quickly installed in remote locations without heavy machinery or power tools. Plus, each pod is created from hygienic material that could be easily cleaned and disinfected—a significant accommodation as COVID-19 continues to ripple across the globe.

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“Our team has been striving to find a symbiotic, harmonious relationship between the sites we develop and the comfort of our guests,” Thompson said, per Designbloom. “To achieve that we needed to find a compromise between durability and sustainability, environmental integrity, personal hygiene and guest comfort.” Olav Bruin, creative director at Nomadic Resort, noted that a bathroom with a shower, toilet, and washbasin could also be built to accompany each pod. 

Whether attached to a tree or planted firmly to the ground, The Seedpod truly elevates the concept of camping. To learn more about the sustainable Seedpod resort, visit Nomadic Resorts’ website. You’ll never want to stay in a measly old tent again.