Eco-tourists want to travel with a minimal impact on the environment, but that doesn’t mean the places they stay have to look like they were made from dirt or driftwood.
Created by Barcelona design studio In-tenta, the DROP XL module (via freshome) can be used as a standalone hotel room, cabin, or temporary structure at an event. It also looks like it’s capable of space travel.
The modules are constructed offsite and then trucked to their final destinations. To minimize disturbance, each module rests on an elevated base with adjustable steel legs that minimize contact with the ground and keep the module level on uneven terrain.
The design of the DROP XL seems a lot like past experiments with cheap, modular housing, such as Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion House, or alternatively, an escape pod from a Steampunk airship.
The cylindrical shape might a little difficult to furnish, but the neat bubble windows on each end should offer pretty spectacular views of the scenery.