20.11.2019

Whitepod

Since its creation in 2004, Whitepod aims to prove that hospitality and environmental conservation can coexist to create a unique and positive experience. The use of energy and water is controlled. The waste is recycled. Ingredients are purchased locally. The staff lives nearby and simply walks to work. Motorized transport is limited.

By choosing Whitepod, you play an active role in this ecological mission.

Sleeping in a pod heated by a pellet stove facing an breathtaking view…Limited transport in the camp means that you have to walk from reception to your pod. This is part of the Whitepod experience. Just like walking in a silent forest or enjoying a local cuisine. Discover a unique experience where nature is luxury.

GEODESIC

The geometrical shape of a pod is called geodesic: a spherical structure consisting of a network of triangles. The triangles create a self-supporting framework which provides structural strength while using least possible amount of material. The geodetic term comes from the Latin meaning separation of the earth. Our pods are all the same size.

7 m diameter
40 m2 surface area
4.3 m ceiling hight
220 kg per dome

Energy efficient & low impact on nature

There are two reasons domes are energy efficient. The ambient airflow inside the dome is continuous, with no stagnant corners, requiring less energy to circulate air and maintain even temperatures. The energy required to heat and cool a dome is approximately 30% less than a conventional building. The second is the high volume-to-surface-area ratio, requiring less building materials to enclose more space. The lower the ratio of a building’s outside perimeter to its enclosed living area, the less energy is required for building, heating and cooling.

ECOLOGY

Water & energy consumption

– Use of closed fireplaces to slow down wood consumption Promote the use of Class A electrical devices
– Installation of timers on water boilers
– Installation of water-saving devices on water taps and shower heads
– Use of local spring water
– Use of wood from the surrounding forests
– The Pod-house uses a wood pellet heating system

También te puede interesar
Comcast Technology Center and Four Seasons Hotel

Biodiversity

– Raise guests’ awareness to the surrounding fauna and flora
– Limit night lighting

Blend in the landscape

– The color of the pods is adapted to each season: white in winter, green in summer

Waste management

– Opt for the purchase of goods in bulk as to reduce the amount of packaging
– Strict sorting of organic and non-organic waste

Food & beverage

– Use of local wine and meat suppliers
– Aim to use local suppliers first, then use of European suppliers for all other ingredients
– Only use seasonal products
– Use of certified « MSC » sustainable fish

Consumables

– 100% biodegradable cleaning products
– Use of «FSC and PCF» certified paper : printing paper, note pads, brochures, tissue packaging, toilet paper

Para poder subir obras es necesario acceder con una cuenta ARQA

Para poder solicitar la creación de un grupo es necesario acceder con una cuenta ARQA

Para poder guardar en favoritos es necesario acceder con una cuenta ARQA

Para poder valorar obras es necesario acceder con una cuenta ARQA

Para poder agregar a este usuario a tu red de contactos es necesario que acceder con una cuenta ARQA

Para poder enviarle un mensaje a este usuario es necesario que acceder con una cuenta ARQA

Skip to toolbar