transparent sleeping capsules suspended above peru's sacred valley transparent sleeping capsules suspended above peru's sacred valley
jul 09, 2015

transparent sleeping capsules suspended above peru's sacred valley

transparent sleeping capsules suspended above peru’s sacred valley
all images courtesy of natura vive

 

 

 

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.‬ ‪

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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.

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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.‬ ‪

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each unit is handcrafted from aerospace aluminum and weather resistant polycarbonate

 

 


a tour of the skylodge adventure suites
video courtesy of natura vive‬ ‪

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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!!

    Jay C. White Cloud says:
  • What a remarkable experience. Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant.
    It put a big smile on my face just seeing the participants enjoying everything.
    Wonderful.

    Ron Smith says:
  • Experience must be stunning. However beautiful & clever, let’s hope that there’ll will be no more than these 3numbers of pods in this valley; to remain supremely natural & sacred. F

    Frank Ling says:
  • To be fair the valley has been ruined by the many factory towns built solely to produce souvenirs for most of Peru. I’ve seen these whilst traveling through the valley, and they really don’t make a huge impact onto the surrounding environment.

    Sandy says:
  • I LOVE IT! For the Environmentalist’ above…..no such thing as “leave no trace”, you alter the air and the earth whether you want to believe it or not. The roadway built through this valley usurps any pods on the rock face. If your ethos can’t allow you to imagine the experience stop looking (it’s a done deal)! Let’s hope that the intrepid people who did this get to share the thrill (and can make a profit) for many years to come. It was exhilarating just watching the video, smiled the whole time.

    P Bianco says:
  • Jay C. White Cloud you sound like a grade A pure idiot!

    lee Free says:
  • Its the cleaners I feel sorry for

    kathy says:
  • Jay C. White Cloud makes a valid and important point. Appreciation of a beautiful and sacred place need not be intrusive, as these exceresences certainly are. They are foreign and unrelated to the beauty of the cliff themselves, manifesting only the ego’s quest for its own importance.

    j. h. weber says:
  • Why? Just to say, “I slept in a pod on the side of a rock cliff? Somehow it does not seem the same as the climbers that I have seen hook-up and spend a night on the side of a mountain. To each his own. Stay safe.

    Kathleen says:
  • I am sorry but your comment lee Free is noxious. Jay C is making a point about his experience, and you are making a point about how intolerant and insensitive you are. Your mother obviously did not teach you that it is not necessary to express every thought you have just because you have a thought! Nor did she teach you about name calling. First be kind above all else.

    lmk says:
  • Lee Free – I general don’t go around saying “You sound like a Grade A pure Idiot” to anyone.
    So, I guess I won’t address you that way either.

    Dan says:
  • i agree, it’s to invasive. certainly beautiful, but invasive

    noya says:
  • can i bring the kids ? the wires above the capsule look fun to play on

    Edward says:
  • I can see it as a nice fantasy to conceive such capsules to live in but to see pictures of its realization makes me sad!
    And not so brilliant as a commentator above expresses…! It is already a privilege to be able to walk in such a sacred place on earth.

    Bernadette Couturier says:
  • For all the tree huggers out there complaining about this being invasive, I merely ask if you; Own a mobile phone? Own, or have ever driven in, a gas powered vehicle? Have even one piece of clothing harvested from any plant or animal material? And those are just the day to day “necessities”. What about the plane you board that takes you to your holiday destination where you go “hiking without leaving a trace”? What about the Curios shop which you visit, where you feel urged to exploit the culture, religion, nature, etc. ?

    Who are you to decide what is acceptable and what is not?

    WAKE UP! The more less intrusive means we have of experiencing these things the less more intrusive cases we will have of people taking it overboard.

    Andre says:
  • How is it possible to Buy One capsule and where
    Saluti comina

    guido comina says:

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