Skylodge – A Unique Getaway with Prefab Pods Clinging to a Cliff Face

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.


Skylodge Adventure Suites - Natura Vive - Peru - Side View - Humble Homes

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.


Skylodge Adventure Suites - Natura Vive - Peru - Left View - Humble Homes

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.


Skylodge Adventure Suites - Natura Vive - Peru - Interior View - Humble Homes

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.

For more retreats check out this remote hunting lodge that blends in with the surrounding landscape. Or, this woodland retreat in Brazil that’s been designed for a writer. See all retreats.

Via DesignBoom
Photos: Natura Vive

Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.

  1. Well as one who really cannot stand to look downwards from high places it is definitely not a place I would go to.

    But my concern is what if the bolts into the mountain side give way? What if the rock gives way. Given those questions I’d say no anyway.

  2. EVery one of the modern geometric tiny homes pictured here is spectacular. Thanks for the ideas and vision!