TRANSPARENT SLEEPING CAPSULES SUSPENDED ABOVE PERU’S SACRED VALLEY

Jul 11, 2015 by

 

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hanging from a sheer cliff face in peru’s sacred valley of cuzco, three transparent capsules have been installed, providing accommodation for particularly intrepid guests. to reach the sleeping pods, lodgers must first climb 400 feet (122 meters), or hike an challenging trail using ziplines before enjoying the impressive views of the mystical valley.‬ ‪

skylodge adventure suites natura vive glass pods peru designboom
three transparent capsules have been installed on the cliff face

 

 

 

clinging to the rock face, the natura vive skylodge is composed of three capsules measuring 24 feet in length and 8 feet in height and width. each unit is handcrafted from aerospace aluminum and weather resistant polycarbonate, and comes complete with four beds, a dinning area and a private bathroom — separated from the bedroom by an insulated wall.

skylodge adventure suites natura vive glass pods peru designboom
the capsules measure 24 feet in length, and 8 feet in height and width

 

 

 

the suites feature six windows and four ventilation ducts that ensure a comfortable internal atmosphere. an alternative lighting system consists of four interior lamps and a reading light, all powered by solar panels.‬ ‪

skylodge adventure suites natura vive glass pods peru designboom
each unit is handcrafted from aerospace aluminum and weather resistant polycarbonate

 

 

a tour of the skylodge adventure suites
video courtesy of natura vive‬ ‪skylodge adventure suites natura vive glass pods peru designboom
a toilet with a view across the peruvian landscape

skylodge adventure suites natura vive glass pods peru designboom
the suites feature six windows and four ventilation ducts to ensure a comfortable internal atmosphere

skylodge adventure suites natura vive glass pods peru designboom
the three units shown in their remote location

  • To each there own…
    As I know many of us “trad climbers” and “leave no trace” advocates have issues with such touristy and money related endeavours. I can’t say that climbing large ugly metal “staples” rammed into the pristine mountain side is either aesthetically pleasing or an environmentally conscious way to bring folks into the wilderness. Guides like myself have been doing this for decades without such invasive measures as depicted here and in this video…Sorry, just do not see this as a positive thing overall…not even a little bit!!

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