Peruvian Pods: Prism-like Cabins Hang High Above Cuzco’s Sacred Valley

By Sam Rogers
Wallpaper, July 29, 2015

Prism-like cabins, made from aerospace aluminium, solar panels and glass, offer all the modern comforts one could expect from an alternative housing solution. Courtesy of Wallpaper(Image: Prism-like cabins, made from aerospace aluminium, solar panels and glass, offer all the modern comforts one could expect from an alternative housing solution. Courtesy of Wallpaper)

Glamping is reaching new heights in South America – 122 m up a rocky cliff, in fact. That is where travel company Natura Vive’s Skylodge Suites hang, high above Peru’s Sacred Valley, near the city of Cuzco.

These three prism-like cabins – made from aerospace aluminium, solar panels and glass – offer all the modern comforts one could reasonably hope for when glamping high up in the mountains.

To reach the sky high accommodation, campers have to climb up via a laddered ferrata trail (and down with the assistance of zip lines).

The pods are spacious but by no means palatial, measuring just over 7m long and 2m wide, each containing a bedroom, a dining area and a private bathroom, separated by an insulated wall. Glass walls all round afford awe-inspiring views of the world below, while a small landing platform above offers an ideal picnic spot for adrenaline-seekers. Read more…

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