A look into PurePods: NZ’s secret glass huts

By Tegan Reeves,

They say those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Neither should those who sleep in PurePods.

That’s because a PurePod is essentially a cabin, made entirely of glass. Over the past few years, four PurePods have been built on the South Island, each on their own exclusive property.

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The location of each cabin is only revealed to guests after booking. Each PurePod is reached via a 15 minute walk through bushland, to create a feeling of seclusion and immersion in the surroundings.

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Isolation in this case doesn’t mean you’ll be living in discomfort. The luxury glass cocoons give guests unobstructed views of surrounding lakes, valleys, mountains and glaciers. Each pod comes with a telescope to appreciate the ultra-clear night skies, while sliding doors on three sides of the cabin open to bring the feeling of nature inside. Green living hasn’t been forgotten either – all of the solar powered pods use rainwater and are stocked with organic toiletries.

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Choose from one of the four PurePods, or spend a week ‘Pod-hopping’ and try them all.

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