first eco PODhotel in flims, switzerland
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jan 15, 2012
first eco PODhotel in flims, switzerland

the vicinity to a real snow paradise
all photos by markus zimmermann

the first podhotel with
3 podhouses located in a small valley in flims (laax falera), switzerland aims to be a universal model
for more sustainable tourism. the low impact accommodations are located in an untouched and pristine alpine environment.

since 2003, the swiss company ‘robust outdoor brands‘ has been building the ultimate mountain escape for nature lovers!
the PODs offer all the benefits of an insulated structure in winter and summer.
this is camping in the 21st century, the insulated wooden hut provides basic and affordable accommodation much in the way
of a tent in some truly stunning locations.

PODhotel and fireplace

pods are available in two sizes and accommodate two people.
see more images here.

PODhotel by night

PODhotel by night

family POD

this winter about 400cm of snow has fallen, and during the holiday season the hotel been sold out.

PODhotel by night


the PODhotel is ideal or skiers


toda hut temple
image by hech (flickr)

the project’s reference is the hut by the toda people, a small pastoral community who live on the isolated nilgiri plateau of southern india.

drawings by robust outdoor brands

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions’  feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication.
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