Eco-tourism is a fast developing industry, as travelers become more conscious about what type of holiday they choose. "Glamping" (glamor + camping) has thus become a popular option for many the eco-tourist, incorporating eco-friendly domes or igloos, that take the camping experience to the next level of comfort. Here's a look at two eco-dome sites in Europe.
Each dome is fitted with an eco en-suite where the water is heated by a boiler in the back of a stove, using logs that are harvested in the forest just yards from the site.
The Dome Garden is open most of the year. Four nights' accommodation mid-week in a luxury dome starts at GBP325 (US$504).
The resort features sustainable initiatives such as minimal daily water and electricity consumption, reduced waste production and the use of renewable resources.
The Whitepod Resort will open for the first time this December, with prices starting from €325 (US$437) per night. Prices include full buffet breakfast, daily afternoon tea, snow and ski hire and access to the private ski slopes.
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