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Secluded Bungalows Made Entirely of Glass | ModernMet

In need of an off-the-grid getaway? Look no further than PurePods. These tiny and tranquil vacation homes are located in Tourism New Zealand 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, the most...

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

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 book into an upmarket glass PurePod – and gaze through the glass...

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 accommodation | The Adventure Is Calling

'A completely glass eco-pod immersed in the foothills of the Kaikōura Ranges'. About a year ago, we were fortunate enough to have stumbled upon one of New Zealand's most innovative developments in luxury 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...

Uncovering New Zealand’s most unique getaway | The Adventure Is Calling

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 unique getaway. 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 believe our next 24 hours would be spent in our own isolated...

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 and getting back to nature. 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,...

View with a Room | Conde Nast Traveller

View with a room, 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....

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