“Low-impact tiny hotel suite that brings nature in”
Low-impact modular suites are ideal for anyone who has an inherent yearning for nature but doesn’t want to cause a negative impact on the environment as a consequence of its stay in nature.
“A bed with a panoramic view over the trees…”
The suite is located in a touristic resort within Santa Maria de Palautordera village, near Barcelona (Spain). It is a nice place that provides breathtaking views to the Montseny massif which forms part of the Montseny Natural Park, in the Catalan pre-coastal mountain range. It is 25 km from the Mediterranean Sea and 50 km from Barcelona. Montseny massif is one of the outstanding protected areas in Catalonia, included in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves by the UNESCO.
The owner of the touristic property decided to increase the number of rooms, with an innovative and sustainable option. The floor plan features a living room, a fully-equipped bathroom and a queen bed platform with panoramic views to the forest. The layout showcases minimum occupation of land, generating a small but comfortable living space.
This 2,4-metre-wide module is a transportable suite that has been “dropped” into the place with little or no impact on the surrounding environment. The suite has been transported mounted via a trailer.
“The hanging terrace allows customers to fully immerse themselves into the forest”
The floor plan design has been customized in function of clients’ needs. In this project, the touristic property owner made some changes from the original design. For examaple, the entrance door in cement-wood as the rest of the facade, instead of transparent glass. Also a bathtub instead the shower and didn’t include the kitchen.
The terrace as well as the tiny pod, have been installed elevated over a metallic structure due to the sloped terrain, and to minimize their impact upon the site.
“An alternative to traditional hotel accommodation by facilitating customers a sustainable and comfortable room to stay in”
The suite is framed with wood, a natural renewable and sustainable building material. The facade cladding is made of composite panels of cement and wood particles.
The cement-wood panels are a low-maintenance material, non toxic, impermeable to water and do not degrade with the action of living organisms. There are several colors to choose from that present a non-homogeneous appearance, which is a product natural feature.
“Opening up a whole new world of travelling possibilities”
Have a cup of morning coffee in the middle of the forest or sleep with a panoramic view over the trees…
The aim of this project is to meet the growing demand for eco-tourism with customers that like traveling but don’t want to stay in common hotels and demand sustainable architecture mixed with comfort and design.
“Innovation and Sustainability in Hospitality”
At the beginning of 2020, this modular hotel suite was installed by the company Eurobungalow, a manufacturer of timber frame accommodations for the tourism industry. The suite was transported fully assembled on a flatbed truck directly from the factory where was manufactured. Once on site, the module was craned in place. Despite the bad weather, the installation was completed in just 2 hours.