France’s Cote de Granit Rose or Pink Granit Coast is offering the ultimate immersive, off-grid luxury experience. And the perfect social distancing and self-isolating holiday.
Karl Stromberg wanted to destroy the world. Jean-Michel Ducancelle wants to help protect it.
The exclusive circular fiberglass portable abode is ringed with windows and has a glass bottom. It is currently moored in the Cote d’Armor department of Brittany in north-west France. It costs $336 a night to stay in. To buy one will cost you $535,000.
Under the energy-dome and inside the 50 sq meter ultra-private floating hotel suite/villa there is a bedroom, lounge, and solarium. It can accommodate up to twelve people. All appliances are powered by five south-facing solar panels, two propulsion pods, and silent motors to keep the seagoing pod afloat indefinitely. “Anthénea” utilizes its own sustainable water black and gray water stations producing what it consumes, a wood-burning stove, and a desalination system. It employs sand screw anchoring.
The capsule and underwater observatory are equipped with a circular bed, sofa, a minibar, curved furniture covered with waxed concrete, and a 3m underwater window.
Using the surface tension principle, the spherical design offers optimal resistance to extreme conditions. The eco-luxe sea-going suite requires no navigational knowledge or experience to operate. Seasickness is minimized by stabilizing ballasting and 360° panoramic vision on the horizon.
The first Anthénea eco-lodge has been unveiled in the port of Trébeurden in France. ‘Anthénea is a new kind of tourism, but also a new way of life in the face of many environmental challenges: rising sea levels, the effects of climate change, the over-density of the seaboard, and places congested by tourism,” says the company brochure.
The sunroof is motorized and automatically moves to block the direction of the wind. There is also an outward-facing alcove. Each suite is equipped with removable solarium windshields to create a second room. www.athenae.fr
The submerged windows let you spy on the underwater world.