Skip The Beach Vacation And Go For A Wooden Pod Retreat In France Instead.
Imagine living in a home that will have everyone screaming, "The Martians have landed!!!" This wooden pod is breathtakingly magnificent both on the outside and even more so on the inside. The pod is the ultimate retreat for anyone who would like to commune with nature. It's also the perfect getaway when you're trying to escape the world. In this barrel-shaped retreat, which looks like a cross between a cockpit and the inside of a blimp, you'll get to relax, bird watch, and recharge your batteries before heading out to face the world again. Now wouldn't you just love to make this your home?
No, this isn't a shuttle craft from the popular "Star Trek" series.
It's called Mr. Plocq's Caballon and was inspired by Emile Plocq, a bird charmer, which is exactly what you can do if you're privileged enough to stay a few nights in such a beautiful retreat.
The 160-square-foot pod can be found resting in one of France's longest rivers.
At Loire River estuary, you'll find this wooden pod nestled safely on the banks, and it looks like it came from outer space. But there's an almost submarine-like architecture that simply intrigues us.
The pod was designed using inspiration from airplane and naval techniques.
Three architects, Aurelie Poirrier and Igor-Vassili Pouchkarevtch-Dragoche, and Vincet O'Connor, put their heads together and came out with this floating boat design and a cockpit that allows guests to take a peek at the exterior.
The trio of architects designed the pod in time for the Imaginary Nights celebration.
The annual event, which is held by Loirestu, the local tourism board is a big hit in these parts of the wood, and the architects really wanted to bump up the wow factor by designing a movable house that was super fun.
From the inside, you can do exactly what bird charmer Emile Plocq loved doing.
You can spend the entire day bird-watching. You can also just sit or lay in bed and bask at the sky and trees and the nearby river, cause, why not? You came here to relax, didn't you?
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