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  1. Picnic Pods, Bel Ombre

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    From its source in the UNESCO biosphere reserve of Bel Ombre in Mauritius, the Jacotier river flows down, through bamboo groves and ebony forests, to the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

    The Heritage Nature Reserve recruited Nomadic Resorts to create a novel dining experience on the edge of the river so that guests could spend their afternoons lounging by the stream or enjoy a glass of wine without being disturbed by mosquitoes. Two of Nomadic Resorts’ Seedpods were installed using stainless steel cables attached to the existing trees – at Frederica we installed the pod near the foot of the waterfall, and at L’Abbatit we found a site next to a natural pool where a huge tree has created a natural bridge across the stream.

    The team at the Nature Reserve have developed a unique menu celebrating traditional Mauritian cuisine and the local guides can explain the intrinsic value of the reforestation program in the area.

  2. the Seedpod

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    The Seedpod can be hung from trees, rocks, beams or tripods and can typically be installed in a day.

    In many ways the Seedpod encapsulates Nomadic Resorts’ ethos: the organically shaped pod discretely integrates the surrounding landscape so naturally, that it resembles a human nest, floating above the forest floor.

    When designing the pod, we aspired to make a new kind of hotel room, an affordable alternative space that had the lowest possible physical impact on the site and the quickest possible installation time – whether you use it an experiential treehouse for adventure loving guests sleeping out by the river after a long hike, or a picnic pod for a mosquito free, outdoor dinner on the beach; the pod offers guests a unique experience – the freedom to float.

    The seemingly ethereal pod, is however, like a real seed, remarkably strong, thanks to its inherently aerodynamic form. The structure is engineered to withstand wind speeds of up to 120km/h allowing guests to sleep tight whatever the weather.

    At night, lit up, it transforms into a romantic lantern floating in the darkness – a perfect place to cuddle up.

    Optionally the Seedpod can be accompanied by a bathroom unit, providing the perfect solution for the more remote locations.

  3. the Surfpod

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    The design of the Surfpod is the result of combining two main key experiences: a stunning view and sleeping under the stars. The facade can be opened upwards, providing shade to the catamaran netting chill area during the day, while the openable sky-light above the bed offers a star view during the night.

    The 28m2 pod is designed in a way that it is easy to erect and comes with prefabricated interior elements as the round swing bed, wardrobe, shower and toilet unit.

  4. the Urchin

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    The biophilic design is inspired by the globular ‘test’ or shell of the Sea Urchin – a member of the phylum Echinodermata. As the Urchin matures it develops a five-fold symmetry (called pentamerism) that is reflected in the ten beamed structure of the tent. Portholes and doors are incorporated into the segments like the tubercules on the shells of the animal to provide access and light. The Spicules (or beams) are covered by a tensile membrane fabric that is tensioned with a cable at each foot. Insulation can be incorporated between the segments to create a thermally efficient envelope.

    The first series of 8 Urchins have been constructed as children’s bedroom at Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Sri Lanka.

  5. the Looper

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    The Looper is a luxury pod inspired by the form of a caterpillar. The orthogonal structure uses a small volume of structural material to enclose a large internal volume in translucent fabric. The recyclable membrane flysheet lasts for decades, withstands the harshest environmental conditions, emits no volatile organic compounds and glows like a firefly at night.

    The unit includes a fully functioning en-suite bathroom with optional solar hot water, a generously proportioned changing room, an air-conditioned sleeping area, a desk area and an outdoor living deck (with an optional retractable cover).

    The pod is perfectly proportioned for a luxurious break…the internal dimensions are 10m long, 4-5m wide with a 3 m ceiling height and generous space for circulation.

    In addition the pod provides excellent privacy, acoustic insulation and it is protected against unwanted guests, such as mosquitoes.

  6. Cocoon Suites, Sri Lanka

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    For Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Nomadic Resorts has designed and built 28 customized and prefabricated tented Cocoon suites, customized from Nomadic Resorts Looper product. The luxury tented pod is inspired by the form of a caterpillar where the 4.5m high vaulted ceiling provides a spacious interior while keeping a relatively compact and efficient layout. The units include a bedroom with living, a fully functioning en-suite bathroom and an outdoor living area with plunge pool.

  7. Urchin pods, Sri Lanka

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    For Wild Coast Tented Lodge, Nomadic Resorts has designed and built a series of 8 Urchins as childrens bedroom, customized from Nomadic Resorts Looper product. The biophilic design of the compact yet luxury tented pod was inspired by the globular shell of the Sea Urchin – a member of the phylum Echinodermata.

    As the Urchin matures it develops a five-fold symmetry (called pentamerism) that is reflected in the ten beamed structure of the tent. Portholes and doors are incorporated into the segments like the tubercules on the shells of the animal to provide access and light. The Spicules (or beams) are covered by a tensile membrane fabric that is tensioned with cables at each foot. Insulation has been incorporated between the segments to create a thermally efficient envelope.

  8. The Cove, India

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    The Cove development project is envisaged to deliver a high end ecologically sustainable eco retreat experience. The ambition is to use low impact natural materials in a sustainable tented design, utilizing local craftsmanship, renewable energy implementation, world class eco tourism operational procedures and the operational talent to bring out the setting for soul nourishing experiential vacations.
    The single obvious challenge is to find the right balance between man-made intervention and the natural environment to provide a choice of activities that deliver the promise of soul nourishing experiences.

  9. Santa Clara, Portugal

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    The Santa Clara Treetop Camp is located in the South of Portugal encircled by one of the largest cleanest Lakes in Europe – Santa Clara Lake. The site is characterized by the serenity and natural beauty of the landscape. The region is protected from natural disasters and extreme conditions, benefiting from a pleasant climate with sunshine and blue skies during all seasons. The local people are friendly and hospitable.

    The camp includes 20 treetop tents, a nautical club, a spa an outdoor amphitheater for music, exhibitions, meetings and yoga classes, a suspended bridge, a small boat marina, restaurant & bar and a floating swimming pool with adequate sunning decks.

    The area offers unique conditions for: nautical sports, kayak fishing, bird watching, trekking, cultural tours and many others.