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Each pod rests its weight on various galvanized steel legs allowing only a small part of the surface to touch the floor. For this reason, they are foundation free and cause minimal impact to the land and living forms. Each pod also boasts an outdoor cooking space, which also be used to heat to the interiors. An elevated platform at the entrance provides visitors with a space to contemplate and understand their surrounding environment.

Led by Le Vent des Forêts, the organization has six forest villages which have been hosting modern artists from around the world over the past ten years. This latest project has been developed in collaboration with Matali Crasset, employing volunteers from the villages in the area.

The pods will be rented out between the months of May and September.

+ Matali Crasset

+ ‘Le Vent Des forêts’

All images © Matali Crasset