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Room with a View | Avenues Magazine

We haven't even arrived at our PurePod and my friend is already marvelling at the silence. "It's just so quiet," she says, as we amble along a dusty path through paddocks and bush to get to our destination. Our home for the night is the Kahutara pod, one of two PurePods near Kaikoura. Featuring a glass floor, ceiling and walls, these eco-friendly pods allow guests to get as close to nature as...

Secluded Bungalows Made Entirely of Glass Provide Scenic Views of New Zealand’s Countryside | ModernMet

In need of an off-the-grid getaway? Look no further than PurePods. These tiny and tranquil vacation homes are located in New Zealand’s idyllic countryside. Far from ordinary cabins, the beautiful bungalows are raised on stilts and made entirely of glass. This daring design provides picture-perfect panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, the open skies, and even the plants below. Intended as an...

Road tripping around Banks Peninsula | Stuff.co.nz

Road tripping around Banks Peninsula is a must-do. Nothing grabs my attention more than a place that's full of character and unique things to see and do. I'm determined to get to know more of my own backyard, here on the South Island, so I decided to spend some time around Banks Peninsula, a place that I have always enjoyed visiting but haven't properly exploredi. I skipped Akaroa,...

Will your next holiday be in a perfect glass PurePod? | The Memo

SUMMARY: The closest you can get to the great outdoors - inside. As our lives become more and more hectic, the idea of taking breaks away from our bustling cities is increasingly appealing.But back-to-basics camping doesn’t appear to everyone, especially if you like your home comforts.Now you can get closer to nature than ever before – without having to build a bivouac.On your next trip, why not...

Sustainable Hotels in New Zealand | The Wayward Post

Little River PurePod From the mysterious foliage-draped approach (exact location revealed upon booking) to the unplugged, invisible oasis-in-the-wilderness vibe the PurePod emits, this property is a unique destination that will enchant and beguile even the most hardened travel connoisseur. Constructed so unobtrusively into the surrounding 17 acres of natural bush, totara and kahikatea forest that the...

PurePod’s latest luxury experience | The Adventure Is Calling

'A completely glass eco-pod immersed in the foothills of the Kaikoura Ranges' About a year ago, we were fortunate enough to have stumbled upon one of New Zealand's most innovative developments in accommodation, ‘PurePods’. Through a unique fusion of predominantly glass paneling complimented by timber and steel, PurePods allows the outdoors to meet the indoors, revolutionizing a stay into an...

A completely glass, luxury, eco-chalet | The Adventure Is Calling

Uncovering New Zealand's most unique getaway. On the walk up a short wilderness trail in a remote little Canterbury town it was clear we had uncovered one of New Zealand's most undiscovered gems. The look on Emma's face said it all. You know that look when someones expression just beams with disbelief; this was splendid isolation in complete privacy. As we approached our PurePod, we could not...

Getting back to nature in a glass house in the bush | Stuff.co.nz

The view is everything when you spend a night in a glass house in the bush. THE SETTING There's a kingsize bed, a bar fridge, a couple of gas hobs and a tiny ensuite inside a glass studio unit, perched high on the hills above Little River. Purepods sits in a patch of native bush, is eco to the max, solar powered and atmospheric in a stripped bare kind of way. The floor is glass, and raised, so you have...

View with a Room | Conde Nast Traveller

Where are we? Little River PurePod, New Zealand. Why we love it? Is it a room?  Hard to say.  But it most certainly has a view, and in every direction - up, out and down.  Views are the point of this futuristic, freestanding glass box in a wraparound of sky and native New Zealand bush.  Nothing inside spoils the panorama, not carpet, curtains or ceiling.  Even the bedhead is glass.  At night the...

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