Lonely Planet Writer

This sleek futuristic pod is bringing a whole new meaning to luxury camping

If you prefer to go camping in comfort – and we definitely couldn’t fault you there as we’re a fan of anything that makes outdoor life easier – a new concept design in the form of a luxury camping pod may just be the holiday home of your dreams.

This futuristic pod is bringing a new meaning to luxury camping. Image: Bitlens Studio
This futuristic pod is bringing a new meaning to luxury camping. Image: Bitlens Studio

The sleek pods are the brainchild of Shanghai-based architectural firm, Bitlens Studios, and advertising agency, Anomaly. Their self-initiated project sees the minimalist pods being designed after the new MINI Countryman F60 car. While it is a concept idea and MINI has no intention of manufacturing the pods, they reflect its philosophy and take the car’s compact, round shape.

This futuristic pod is bringing a new meaning to luxury camping. Image: Bitlens Studio
This futuristic pod is bringing a new meaning to luxury camping. Image: Bitlens Studio

The award-winning pod features a completely functional living space, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. It is self-sustainable and covered in weather-resistant material, giving it the ability to withstand many climates. This would make it very useful for anyone contemplating a trip that takes in challenging weather conditions.

This futuristic pod is bringing a new meaning to luxury camping. Image: Bitlens Studio
This futuristic pod is bringing a new meaning to luxury camping. Image: Bitlens Studio

Designer Fabian Mazzola told Lonely Planet that although the pods are compact, they include many of the necessary amenities that come with a regular home, including a full-sized bathroom. The living room transforms into a bedroom at night, and the pods contain a large panoramic window so that there is nothing obstructing the view as you camp out or travel along.

This futuristic pod is bringing a new meaning to luxury camping. Image: Bitlens Studio
This futuristic pod is bringing a new meaning to luxury camping. Image: Bitlens Studio

Now all we need is for someone to step in and manufacture this fabulous camping pod of dreams, and our days of pitching a tent in the rain and sleeping on a hard groundsheet will be over.