For someone who wants to be close to nature, but doesn’t mind a little less privacy, a new bubble hotel/campground has been built just outside of Paris by designer Pierre-Stephane Dumas. Each of his “rooms” are transparent, air-filled plastic bubbles placed discretely in the garden of the Chateau de Malmaison, which is the former home of Napolean’s Josephine.
“I think nearly everyone of us has dreamed of something like this,” Dumas said. He built these bubbles primarily to stargaze from the comfort of bed without having to set up a tent.
Each 13 foot diameter bubble — named the Cristal, Cocooning and Bubble Lodge — are fully furnished with sofas, beds, electric lamps and cushions. They rent for between $167 and $270 a night, but if you want one of your own be prepared to pay about $11,900 plus delivery. Air not included.
Photos by Woo Home