The world of glamping in pod homes and portable shelters has just got a lot more exciting. Here’s our selection of some of the most interesting designs for glamping businesses and those who want to stay in them.
Stripping back our possessions and staying close to nature is one of the experiences we seek in our vacation time and new technology has recently made this a lot easier and stylish.
New Trends And Developments In Glamping Pod Homes And Portable Shelters In 2019
Modern construction techniques are allowing for new and spectacular designs that connect perfectly to the glamping industry, which is always on the lookout for new experiences to deliver customers.
Glamping is all about the guest experience and that’s where pod homes and the unique accommodation industry match perfectly.
Figures from Dan Yates, the Founder of Pitchup, revealed that camping pod homes make up nearly 43% of glamping bookings with their services. But it’s not just about the mode of glamping, it’s also about the experience, the uniqueness, facilities, the technology available and if the site where it’s located is dog or family-friendly.
So with their growing popularity, here’s our selection of glamping pod homes to help inspire you to explore them further.
Folding Pod Homes: The Treehouse By Ten Fold
Our absolute favourite pod home at the moment is the Transformer-like treehouse by Ten Fold Engineering. Their concepts have rippled across the world, lighting fires of inspiration for the many possibilities that this type of technology can bring thousands of industries across the world.
Arriving as a portable shelter and pod structure it opens up to become a tall treehouse ready to get the best views. It is opened by the touch of a button and closes just as simply ready to be transported away. With this in mind, temporary glamping sites have just got a lot more exciting too!
Environmentally Friendly Glamping Pod Homes: Ecocapsule
We first reported on the Ecocapsule when it was just a concept on the design table. This self-sustainable smart house powered solely by solar and wind energy is finally being produced. It allows you to live off-the-grid, with the luxury of a hotel room and brings our number one priority, to protect the environment, into focus. We can’t wait to learn about what they’ll come up with next.
Inspired By Nature Pod Homes: Intenta
The DROP eco-hotel is a modular pod home suite that draws inspiration from organic shapes found in nature. It has been designed to be placed in a natural spot and easily removed without any ecological damage as a consequence of its presence. Temporary and portable shelters have never looked so good!
Flexible Pod Homes: Idladla
This pod claims to be prefabrication that maximises efficiency, speed and sustainability. Each pod home is a standard size but they can be coupled together in different configurations to create larger spaces.
Sculptural Pod Homes: Podzook
These sculptural pods are crafted using sustainable materials sourced locally in Maine. The area has a deep history of wooden boat building, which plays a key role in the building of these quirky structures.
Fairy Tail Pod Homes: Green Magic Homes
These pod homes help its inhabitants live side-by-side with nature. The innovative technology consists of the next-generation fibre reinforced polymer. The design allows for infinite possibilities of design and comfort with a green roof to top it all off.
What do you think? Do you like these designs? What’s your favourite or do you know of any others?
Let us know in the comments below…
If you are more interested in staying under canvas, take a look at our Glamping Tent Wiki in this article here.
Finally, if you are curious to find out more about how to start a glamping business, make sure you read this article on Inspired Camping, which is full of helpful tips and links signposting you to more resources.
If you are already keen to get started and need the glamping business plan templates and cash flow examples to help you understand the costs involved in setting up and running this type of holiday rental, then you can find those here. Let us know how you get on.