Providing unobstructed views from every direction, New Zealand’s PurePods are free-standing glass accommodations designed for up-close and uninterrupted encounters with nature. Set in an open clearing on private farm land, the four PurePods provide a singular boutique hotel experience, a one-room home that offers comfort, luxury and dramatic vistas without neighbors. Due to their setting and location, complete privacy is ensured. The PurePod stay is part of a New Zealand itinerary arranged by New Zealand travel experts New Zealand In Depth.
The PurePod concept is all about the view. Constructed almost entirely from glass with no carpet, curtains or ceiling (even the bedhead is made of glass), the PurePods are slightly elevated, providing a sensation of floating over the ground while also encouraging star-gazing from indoors.
The PurePod’s isolation and off-grid credentials do not compromise its luxurious feel, which has brought a traditional New Zealand back-country hut concept into the present. From the exclusive linen on a very comfortable bed, to the under-floor heating and the powerful solar shower, every aspect of the stay has been considered to match the standards expected for a luxury property. The stay includes a dinner set in your “home” and a breakfast hamper in the morning. The self-contained retreat runs on solar power, uses filtered rainwater, and has natural waste composting.
The PurePods are all located on the South Island: one is near Little River on the Banks Peninsula and two overlook the Kaikoura Mountain range; the newest PurePod opened January 2017 in the hills above the Waipara wine region. A one-night stay at the PurePod, through New Zealand In Depth, costs from $225 USD per person, per night including dinner and a breakfast hamper. http://www.newzealand-indepth.co.uk/luxury-accommodation/banks-peninsula-accommodation/purepods/
A stay in a PurePod can be included in a 12-day personalized travel itinerary covering both the North and South islands in New Zealand, costing from $2200 USD per person, not including flights. This program includes transfers, accommodations based on double occupancy in boutique hotels and B&Bs, one night at a PurePod, rental car and a ferry from North to South Island.