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GlamBOX provides guests with the opportunity to sleep outdoors under the stars, without sacrificing comfort
GlamBOX provides guests with the opportunity to sleep outdoors under the stars, without sacrificing comfort
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GlamBOX is raised above a steep hillside in Garessio, a town north of Sanremo, Italy
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GlamBOX is raised above a steep hillside in Garessio, a town north of Sanremo, Italy

GlamBOX provides guests with the opportunity to sleep outdoors under the stars, without sacrificing comfort
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GlamBOX provides guests with the opportunity to sleep outdoors under the stars, without sacrificing comfort
The 15 sqm (161 sq ft) GlamBOX tiny cabin is built using locally sourced chestnut timber
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The 15 sqm (161 sq ft) GlamBOX tiny cabin is built using locally sourced chestnut timber
The ground floor features an open space with combined living and bedroom space, a small study, and private bathroom
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The ground floor features an open space with combined living and bedroom space, a small study, and private bathroom
The elevated mezzanine is accessible via a black metal ladder, and offers addition sleeping quarters with two single beds
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The elevated mezzanine is accessible via a black metal ladder, and offers addition sleeping quarters with two single beds
GlamBOX is a fusion between traditional rustic architecture and innovative glamping
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GlamBOX is a fusion between traditional rustic architecture and innovative glamping
Wall-sized sliding doors are located on two sides of the structure that allows the interior space to open-up to the outdoors
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Wall-sized sliding doors are located on two sides of the structure that allows the interior space to open-up to the outdoors

The master bed on wheels gives guests the chance to wheel it directly out onto the adjoining terrace and sleep under the stars
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The master bed on wheels gives guests the chance to wheel it directly out onto the adjoining terrace and sleep under the stars

The voyeuristic inspiration for this project encourages guests to fully immerse themselves in the outdoors
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The voyeuristic inspiration for this project encourages guests to fully immerse themselves in the outdoors
GlamBOX is located within difficult terrain, forcing guests to surrender to the present and retreat from our technologically driven lifestyles
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GlamBOX is located within difficult terrain, forcing guests to surrender to the present and retreat from our technologically driven lifestyles

The interior of the dwelling boasts a minimalistic design and stretches across two levels, providing accommodation for up to four guests
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The interior of the dwelling boasts a minimalistic design and stretches across two levels, providing accommodation for up to four guests

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Raised above a steep hillside in Garessio (a town north of Sanremo, Italy) comes a new response to tiny housing and outdoor living. Designed by Italian architecture firm Officina82, GlamBOX is a fusion between traditional rustic architecture and innovative glamping. What’s more, the unique retreat provides guests with the opportunity to sleep outdoors under the stars without sacrificing comfort.

The 15-sq-m (161-sq-ft) GlamBOX tiny cabin is built using locally sourced chestnut timber, and is slightly raised above the ground on a large wooden deck. Wall-sized sliding doors are located on two sides of the structure, allowing the interior space to open up to the outdoors.

The interior of the dwelling boasts a minimalistic design and stretches across two levels, providing accommodation for up to four guests. Its ground floor features an open space with combined living and bedroom space, a small study, and private bathroom. A master bed on wheels is the focal point of the cabin, giving guests the chance to wheel it directly out onto the adjoining terrace and sleep directly the stars. The elevated mezzanine is accessible via a black metal ladder and offers additional sleeping quarters with two single beds – alternatively, the space can be used as a quiet getaway spot.

The interior of the dwelling boasts a minimalistic design and stretches across two levels, providing accommodation for up to four guests
The interior of the dwelling boasts a minimalistic design and stretches across two levels, providing accommodation for up to four guests

During the day guests can enjoy excursions on foot or bike, walks in the local woods or in the meadows, or a trip to explore the local alpine village of Garessio, positioned 1,000 meters (3,280 ft) above sea level.

GlamBOX is part of the Selucente glamping experience, offering accommodation that marries tradition with smart design. Prices per night start from €190 (US$214) per night.

Sources: Officina82 and Selucente

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4 comments
4 comments
paul314
I hope no bugs or critters live around there.
Lamar Havard
Hope no one wakes to a lynx staring them down.
anthony88
$214 per night? If it were where I am in Australia, it would be $2140 per night.
Grunchy
I did this once, I went motorcycling through Daniel Boone Forest in Kentucky, it was so nice out I set out on top of a picnic table with my sleeping bag & watched the stars. The campground guy said just the previous day he had cleared out the last of the copperheads, so I thought, should be good then! I figured if I slept up high that snakes wouldn't be able to get me anyway, you know if there were any left that is.