We've seen green vacation spots where guests can stay in revamped vintage trailers, eco yurts or sustainable teepees - but not many places can boast all three. El Cosmico can. The unique lodging concept by Liz Lambert is as out there as its name implies - and we mean that in the best way possible. The sustainable campground/resort sits on an 18 acre plot in Marfa, Texas and is "part vintage trailer, yurt, teepee hotel and campground, part creative lab, greenhouse and amphitheatre." So if you're looking to vacation off the beaten path - and we mean way off - mosey on down to El Cosmico.
Ms. Lambert collaborated with architectural firm Lake/Flato, Jack Sanders of Design Build Adventure, and a team of artists, builders and students to create the sustainable adventure site that is El Cosmico. Sustainability and community were two of the main goals of the project and as such, the resort features green equipment such as solar heating tanks (to warm water for the showers and baths), wind turbines and solar panels.
In addition to renewable energy, El Cosmico‘s accommodations are sustainable themselves. The trailer suites have been renovated from old vintage trailers and have their own stoves, fridges and hot water. The reinvented yurt structures (called eco shacks) have bamboo floors and weatherproof fabric walls, and if you want to get even closer to the land, you can choose to stay in a traditional 22 ft. diameter Sioux teepee or even a plain tent.
When you’re not hanging out in your trailer, yurt, teepee or tent, there are a number of cool communal spaces to check out in El Cosmico as well. Relax in an elm grove swinging with hammocks, the community lounge and mercantile, which is an outdoor kitchen and dining space or take a dip in the wood fired Dutch hot tubs. In the future, guests will be able to enjoy a large pool and pavilion as well.