Designed by Barcelona-based design studio In-tenta, DROP XL is a large version of the organically-shaped removable hotel room, which can be placed wherever the heart desires and the land permits. Due to its ECO design, it can be placed in a natural spot, and easily removed without any ecological damage as a consequence of its presence.
Located about 4 hours northwest of Toronto, Canada, eco-friendly resort E’terra Samara will soon add a series of 12 environmentally-friendly tree-house villas that will provide visitors with extreme luxury in the form of a futuristic design. Developed by Farrow Partnership Architects, the concept is designed to minimize its footprint on this UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and have people interact with wild nature and live in it without disturbing.
The structure is designed to be suspended from the tree’s trunk, rather than following the common practice of nailing to the tree, thereby hugging the tree rather than piercing its flesh. For the treehouse itself, it will provide a nested bedroom area, a furnished living space, a composting toilet, and an eco-friendly shower, all sheltered from various weather conditions by a PTFE fiberglass-coated non-toxic fabric roof.
If you like to travel with bike, then you might love this “Urban Hotel” design. As a well thought-out solar-powered ‘green’ hotel, Urban Hotel itself is solar-power and features rainwater recycling system and a bicycle in each room, to help visitors explore the city. While the bike is in the room, it acts as an exercse bike that converts the bike’s padealing into kinetic energy to power the room and any extra energy is used to deduct rooming costs. If you get enthusiastic enough, for all you know, you could end up renting the room for free! Apparently all your pedaled miles get converted to energy savings and can be redeemed against the room rent. Sweet! [source]