March 28, 2018 Jordan Middle East

Futuristic luxury pods provide the perfect view of the desert sky

In the heart of Jordan’s scenic Wadi Rum desert, known as the “Valley of the Moon”, there is an unusual luxury campsite. Made up of clear domes that provide 360-degree views of the night sky, the BubbleTree campsite’s unique design provides a futuristic feel to the desert landscape. 

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Inspired by the Bedouin nomads who have pitched tents in the desert for centuries, each pod shields its occupants from the desert’s harsh conditions, allowing them to sleep in four-poster beds under the stars and escape from the stresses of modern living.

CNN Style meets French designer Pierre Stéphane Dumas, the company’s founder and creator, to discover what drew him to the desert when designing the pods in harmony with the natural landscape and traditional modes of living.

"When we have places that are this pure, this beautiful, in these preserved environments, there is something undeniably magical," said Dumas, who was inspired by the Bedouin nomads who have pitched tents in the desert for centuries. "The idea is to have an ambiguity between the inside and the outside while offering a proximity to nature, but with all modern comforts."

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