Nomadic Resorts

Designers of sustainable Hotels and Homes across the world


The Urchin

The biophilic design of our second pod, is inspired by the globular ‘test’ or shell of a sea urchin found on the beach of Yala, in southern Sri Lanka.

The organic, stereomic structure nestles discreetly into its environment, much like the Urchin itself. Its interior is a comfortable, cozy space with a dramatic skylight offering guests the opportunity to stargaze in bed at night.
The pod provides guests with all the amenities of a luxury hotel room – an insulated, thermally efficient envelope, lockable facades, en-suite bathroom in a compact floorplan.

Internal Area
17.9 m2 / 85 sqft.
Internal Height
3.70m / 12'-11"
4.5m / 14'-11"
5.0m / 16'-5"
Roof Height from Ground
5.0m / 16'-5"
Prefabricated concrete footings or ground screws, depending on local ground conditions.
Steel frame, hot dip galvanized and colour coated. Tensile membrane cover.


The best quality of materials have been selected to ensure the structure’s longevity and resistance against the environmental conditions, such as strong windloads. Our standard products are designed to meet European building codes – which correlates to 140 km/h wind speeds. However we can engineer products to specific conditions.

Our pods use recyclable fabrics, bamboo flooring and high quality glazing. But more importantly they have significantly better thermal performance than any of our competitors and the durability of the products is best in class so in in terms of life cycle analysis we lead the field.