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Wednesday
Feb092011

A Pod With a View

There's nothing better than travelling and knowing you're also being good to the environment. Swiss-born Sofia de Meyer feels the same way. That's why she had the brillliant idea of creating Whitepod, a unique hotel concept than links man and nature in a very eco-friendly way —of course, without sacrificing comfort and design. Set amid the majestic Swiss Alps with stunning views of Lake Geneva, the 15 dome-like pods are designed to blend in with their surroundings, not only visually but also by having a low impact on the environment (I think it's so cool that in the Winter the domes are covered with white canvas and changed to green in the Summer).

In order to comply with their green mission, the resort limits consumption of energy and water by using wood heating and water from a local source. They also promote the use of renewable resources and educate their guests on the preservation of the environment. Their approach to eco-tourism has won them the Responsible Tourism Award for Innovation. 

The pods sleep up to four people and each one is decorated differently with very comfy furnishings, customizing each visit. Looking at their size and shape, I don't know how they were able to fit a bathroom with shower, toilet and sink plus all the furniture.

In the middle of the camp, you'll find a cottage completely renovated in traditional Alpine style. This is where the lucky guests can have breakfast, relax in the Spa after a busy day on the ski slopes or simply sit by the fire to enjoy a nice glass of wine with friends.

Images via Whitepod

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    Non c'è niente di meglio che viaggiare mettendo alla prova i propri limiti ed al tempo stesso rispettare l'ambiente. Meyer, uno svizzero nato a Sofia la pensa allo stesso modo. Per questo ha avuto l'idea di creare Whitepod , un concetto esclusivo di h

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Feb 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercabellonevao
What a great idea, a bit like the igloo hotels you find in Scandinavia and Switzerland.
http://tripsketch.com/
Aug 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTrip Planning
Will surely recommend this site to some friends! Very interesting articles and Nice site.
Dec 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEco Friendly Mats

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