This eco-friendly pop-up hotel can float on water too.
Just as a tiny caterpillar morphs into a beautiful butterfly, the new Looper is a gorgeous shelter inside and out. This caterpillar-inspired design glows like a firefly at night and has all the features of a luxury hotel. It was designed in an eco-friendly way that leaves virtually no footprint.
A “Leave No Trace” Eco-friendly Glamping Tent
The Nomadic Design architects who dreamed up this futuristic camping contraption call it a “closed loop system” that mimics the planet’s own biological systems which naturally eliminate waste or turn it into a resource. All of the newest and best renewable energy technologies and waste water treatment systems are built into every one of these eco-friendly glamping tents.
It pops up, breaks down and goes anywhere.
The Looper isn’t exactly a backpacking tent but it manages to keep the same kind of low carbon footprint. The design is fabricated with a small amount of structural building material that frames a lightweight but durable translucent fabric. Unlike many camping tents, the thin membrane fly won’t off-gas with volatile organic compounds. It’s recyclable and can last for decades as it stands up to the harshest weather conditions.
Inside the eco-friendly glamping tent there’s a luxurious sleeping area, fully functioning bathroom, a large changing room, an air-conditioned sleeping area and desk space for the occasional work day.
The Looper has luxury hotel features.
The coolest part of the Looper is the outdoor living deck. In the daytime you can relax or party with friends. At night you just flick a switch to pull the retractable roof down and transform the area into a movie theater and lounge. Each Looper also includes:
- LED lighting
- Energy efficient air conditioned sleeping spaces
- Solar panels to heat water and power appliances
- A rainwater harvesting tank
- Its own sewage treatment system
Glamping in the tropics? No problem!
The Looper’s earth-minded architects say the pods “can be configured for a range of environments and situations – constructed on rafts to create floating villas on a lake, perched on the edge of a cliff or hillside or mounted on stilts to transform the Looper into a tree house. A plunge pool can be easily added to the deck area to transform the unit into a pool villa.”
This futuristic eco-friendly glamping tent is presently in production in Sri Lanka but according to Nomadic Resort’s Facebook page, there’s no consumer pricing available yet.