Nomadic Resorts People

Designers of sustainable Hotels and Homes across the world


We are Nomadic Resorts

Using a holistic approach, we create sustainable projects that reflect a true sense of place and fit organically into their natural surroundings as we believe that designs should serve as a bridge to connect nature, culture and people.

From our offices in the Netherlands, South Africa and Mauritius we specialize in
- Masterplanning.
- Architectural Design.
- Bamboo Architecture.
- Tensile membrane Design & Engineering.
- Regenerative Landscape and Permaculture Design.
- Low carbon Engineering.


Our team has been honored with a series of prestigious international awards over the last 10 years including the Ahead Global Award in 2022, Ahead Gamechanger 2020, Ahead Awards Asia best resort 2019 and UNESCO Prix Versailles for the best restaurant design 2018.
Our projects have been featured in a wide array of major design publications including Conde Naste Traveller, Travel+Leisure and Tatler.

Louis Thompson

Founder and CEO Nomadic Resorts

Olav Bruin

Creative Director Nomadic Resorts

Neil Hendrikz

CEO Lighthouse Sustainability

Atelier Nomadic

Atelier Nomadic is Nomadic Resorts' in-house architectural and landscape design studio, based in Rotterdam the Netherlands.

The studio specializes in biophilic architecture and regenerative landscape designs that celebrate the genius loci, the spirit of the place.


Lighthouse Sustainability

Lighthouse Sustainability is Nomadic Resorts’ sister company focused on the execution of tented camp projects. The Cape Town based team specializes in the design, engineering, procurement, logistics and installation of both our existing pod products and bespoke, site-specific tensile, membrane structures.

The Lighthouse team has worked on some of the world’s leading tented camp projects including Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Sri Lanka, Hoanib Skeleton coast in Namibia and the upcoming One&Only resort in Athens.

XCO2 Energy

XCO2 is Nomadic Resorts' strategic partner and is a specialist in low-carbon consultancy providing innovative, quantifiable and implementable sustainability solutions that add value to and reduce the environmental impact of building and masterplan developments.

Since 2008, XCO2’s team of MEP Engineers, Energy Consultants and Architects has successfully delivered high performance projects in over 30 countries.




Nomadic Resorts derives its inspiration from the natural environment that surrounds us, we strive to create designs that celebrate biodiversity, compliment the natural features of the sites we build on, and respect the natural forms that surround us.


We strive to change the way resorts, camps and lodges are designed, built and operated. We research, we experiment and we test new methods, materials and technologies to offer our clients optimized solutions using both state of the art technology and knowledge from local vernacular architecture.


We follow a biophilic approach integrating both vernacular and innovative materials and products, resulting in holistic design solutions. Biophilic design seeks to connect our inherent need to affiliate with nature in the modern built environment.


We are thirsty to learn new methods and approaches and are happy to share our skills and knowledge with others. We create positive projects in collaboration with the communities we work in.


We respect the input of our clients, their stakeholders and our fellow consultants. We listen to the opinions of all parties involved.