These transparent capsules can be found clinging to a cliff face in Peru’s sacred valley of Cuzco. The three units are placed 400 feet (112 meters) above the valley floor, and to reach them ledgers have to either scale the cliff or following a hiking trail with ziplines.
The project has been suitably named the Skylodge Adventure Suites, and is owned by local company Natura Vive. Each of the sleeping pods measure 24 feet in length, and 8 feet in width and height (7.3-by-2.4-by-2.4 meters). The unit’s frames are made from aerospace aluminum, making them both lightweight and strong, allowing them to resist harsh weather conditions.
The walls of the capsules are made from a translucent and transparent polycarbonate material, providing privacy and views where needed. Each pod contains four beds, a dining area and a private bathroom that’s separated from the main living area by an insulated wall.
All told, they have six windows to take advantage of the surrounding landscape views. There’s also four ventilation ducts that are designed to keep the interior at a comfortable temperature. At night you can make use of its on-board lighting (a total of four lights and a reading light) that’s powered by a solar panel on the roof.
Skylodge is definitely not for the faint hearted, but it would make for an amazing and unique experience. Similar getaways have been popping up on AirBnB as of late, it’s just another one to add to your list of must-see destinations.