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Dome-Dotted Whitepod Eco Resort is a Winter Wonderland in the Swiss Alps
Guests can stay in the mountain lodge or they can rent one of the 15 white geodesic-dome pods with luxurious bedding and full service bathrooms. The pods, which are grouped around a common historic 1800′s wooden chalet, are anchored to wooden platforms and are heated with efficient little wood burning stoves. Platforms have a lighter environmental footprint on the pristine alpine environment than more permanent structures set on foundations.
Located up and away from urban centers, the resort is free from urban pollution and enjoys a close connection to nature. Whitepod seeks to create, or recreate, a link of mutual respect between man and nature. Additionally, the resort limits its impact on the environment by minimizing its water and electricity usage, reducing waste production wherever possible, and utilizing renewable energy. The eco resort also aims to educate and raise their guests’ environmental awareness. The Whitepod eco resort was awarded the World Prize for Sustainable Tourism in 2005.
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