Article by Rose Buchanan We take a look at Lushna Glamping, an alternative camping experience for the ecotourist. Love nature, but hate bugs, dirt, and the extreme inconvenience of not being able to plug in your straightening iron? Then Glamping may just be the thing for you. A combination of the words “glamourous” and “camping”, this new wave of nature experience combines the beauty of connecting with nature through camping with the luxury treatment of a 5-star hotel. Lushna products have taken this concept to the max by developing eco-friendly and beautiful camping pods that allow for an intimate bond to nature without compromising on the comforts of a hotel. These pods echo the triangular shape of traditional tents, but re-invent them as beautiful timber structures with luxurious interiors and full electrical supply. Now that’s a great combination of soaking in the awesomeness of nature while being able to take selfies of your beautifully straightened hair with your charged phone!
Lushna Glamping: Camping for the Ecotourist
What makes these luxury tents unique is their clever pre-fabricated design which means they can be transported anywhere in the world and easily assembled on site. They are all 100% sustainable and manufactured from untreated wood and eco-friendly products, making these structures a worthwhile green investment. “The ground screw also allows for units to be quickly installed and easily moved if necessary”. Even the manner in which they sit on the ground is eco-friendly as they utilise the revolutionary “ground screw” foundation system. This system requires no digging and no concrete, resulting in zero negative impact to the landscape. The ground screw also allows for units to be quickly installed and easily moved if necessary.Design Concept The concept behind Lushna is the desire to transform natural locations into attractive ecotourism destinations. Their focus is on maximizing the experience of a natural setting without compromising on the comforts of a hotel. Not only do they provide an extensive range of products and accessories, but they also offer a complete service for the development of glamping destinations from start to finish. …Their experts assist with architectural and landscape design of the site… The company will guide prospective developers from exploration of destination potential to setting up the site and creating a unique experience for the specific location. Their experts assist with architectural and landscape design of the site as well as business strategies and the development of the hospitality management system. Now that’s a complete package in one! The glamping products include luxury outdoor tents, wood eco-chalets, pods, cabins, saunas, and bathrooms. These products include everything you need from eco-friendly mattresses and linens to luxurious hot tops and hammocks. Products can be ordered from their user-friendly catalogue and can even be tailored to the location’s theme and identity. The “Villa” range of products comes in three forms: the “Villa Massive”, “Villa Green”, and “Villa Air”. Each villa can accommodate a king-sized bed, comes equipped with lighting and AC/DC plug-ins and boasts a beautiful view through a glass wall. Villa Massive is a cozy, shingle-roofed pod which creates a warm and intimate bedroom in nature while sheltering users from the most extreme weather conditions. Villa Green offers similar features, but blends into nature through a unique green roof which increases the sustainability of the product both thermally and environmentally. Villa Air is specifically designed for summer beach destinations as a bright and airy bedroom with a waterproof roof canvas and mosquito nets on both sides. The Villas can be paired with “Rainrooms” which translate the generic ablution block into a luxurious cleansing experience in nature. These linear timber modules are built and transported in one piece and can be joined to form a bigger system. Lushna Saunas can also be included in the glamping site which combines the tradition of sauna with the unique glamping experience of wood and green roof construction. Combined with the Lushna hot tub, these saunas make for a truly luxurious camping experience. “Definite honeymoon material!” Lushna has reinvented the traditional forest cottage through their “Suite” products. This provides glampers with an intimate and private space complete with king-sized bed, shower, toilette and a small kitchen. Definite honeymoon material! Suitable for Family Adventures For the families, Lushna has provided the “Petite” all-in-one glamping pod for 2 adults and 2 children. This pod incorporates the “smart box concept” which maximizes limited space by combining clothes cabinet, kitchen and folding dining table in one. The pod creates separate spaces for adults and children to sleep and includes a fully equipped bathroom. So what are the benefits of glamping? Well, what we particularly like about this product is that it takes advantage of the fast-growing ecotourism market without compromising on the sensitive nature of the landscape. The eco-design and construction allows for romantics, city escapists, comfort seeks and nature lovers to experience views and comfort without destroying vast areas of natural vegetation or draining natural resources. We also like the manner in which they are superbly detailed and designed, combining the technology of pre-fabrication with the nostalgic aesthetics of tents and bungalows. Would you give the Lushna Glamping experience a go or are you more of a tent and pole kind of person? Let us know in the comments below! Go to comments Recommended Reading:
- Becoming an Urban Planner: A Guide to Careers in Planning and Urban Design by Michael Bayer
- Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With Nature by Douglas Farrs
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