Sleep Under the Stars in PurePods
PurePods are four free-standing glass houses set in open clearing on private farm land in the South Island. There’s no carpet, curtains, or traditional ceiling (it’s made of glass), and even the bed’s headboard is made of glass.
“There is nothing to impede your connection with the surrounding landscape,” said Paul Carberry, travel expert from New Zealand in Depth and provider of PurePod itineraries. “Sometimes you forget that the floors, walls and ceiling are even there, as you look in every direction to see uninterrupted views across the valley, beneath your feet, and above your head. Sit back and enjoy the stunning setting, the hovering hawks and star-filled skies.”
To enhance that dreamy element even more, each pod is slightly elevated, providing a sensation of floating over the ground.
The pods are also scattered throughout different landscapes like on the Banks Peninsula or overlooking the hills above the Waipara wine region, so you’re ensured total privacy and can take your pick of spectacular scenery. And keeping with the eco theme, the self-contained retreat runs on solar power, uses filtered rainwater, and has natural waste composting.
Original article by Jordi Lippe-McGraw, Condé Nast Traveler, April 13, 2017.