Would you go glamping in the eye of a dragon? Well, if you’re in the region of Castell y Bere, Wales, then you can get your chance.
This architecturally designed glamping pod is one of eight competition winners recently revealed. The aim of the project introduced by Epic Retreats and supported by the Welsh government, is to boost tourism in the area and asked designers to provide cabins that would make use of Welsh materials and could be transported on a chassis 2.7m-wide, 5.7m-long and 3.4m high.
This particular design cost £11,000 and is made of a timber frame, plywood, flakeboard, stainless steel, homegrown scorched Douglas fir, glass, reclaimed slate and cedar.
We are loving the eight design ideas flowing out of this competition and this one doesn’t disappoint with its scaly steel skin and curved roof, set in the glorious landscape.
The inside it is just as imaginative as the outside, with a round rotating bed allowing its guests to enjoy the view of the Welsh landscape through the full-height glass eye.
There’s even a hot shower in the walk-in wet room and a compost toilet to avoid any late night dashes into the dark.
This isn’t just a design idea that pays attention to all the essentials for a great night’s sleep. For us, this is a sculptured piece of art, reminiscent of fantasy history, where the knights wore armour and the dragons were deadly.
Thankfully, however, in this quiet space, the only fire you have to worry about is the one in the woodburning stove.