Wimberly Interiors has developed a design concept that allows travelers to fully immerse themselves in nature from the comfort of a luxurious, yet sustainable glamping pod. Envisioned for ultra remote locations, the pods are a solution for everything from a backyard guest house to an off-the-grid lifestyle. Inspired by the spiraling coil of a shell, these 40-foot pods offer roughly 300 square feet of total floor area, offering a space big enough for a king-size bed, lounge area and private bathroom.
The spines of the pod serve as the structural backbone, embodying naturally occurring patterns within a shell, also known as the Fibonacci sequence. The spines are composed of natural fibers for coloring, that aesthetically provide a look of wood frames which connect mesh “webbing”, allowing natural light to engulf the space without compromising privacy. Lined within the webbing are translucent solar tiles which ignite enough energy to make the pods self-sustaining. The pods are completely weather resistant and can withstand any climate, temperature or moisture condition.
The pod’s interior design includes sought-after amenities like device charging stations and a built-in solar powered lighting with an eco-friendly smart-home feature that automatically turns off the lights when a guest leaves to explore for the day. An on-site restroom and walk-in closet are discreetly located in the back of each pod. Just like any five-star accommodation, the pods will sport high-end furnishings, along with floor-to-ceiling windows to take full advantage of the surrounding view. Potential add-ons to the space could include wall hooks and a collapsible desk space for guests working remotely.
Guests have the option to slide the accordion-style doors open to have a direct window into their surrounding landscape. Construction of the glamping pods would be built through 3D printing to enable mass production and customization, and come in a kit-of-parts, allowing full production to occur in one to three days. All pods would be fully built off-site and then shipped to a desired location where only furniture and utility hook-ups would be required. Intended to maintain the structural integrity of a cabin and the nimbleness of a camping tent, these glamping pods safely protect guests against potential storms and other natural weather occurrences. Source and images Courtesy of WATG.