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Parks Victoria Is Trialling New Eco Sleeper Pods in Point Nepean National Park

And you can register for an overnight test stay in one of the Canopy pods.
By Marissa Ciampi
April 04, 2018
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By Marissa Ciampi
April 04, 2018
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Love the great outdoors but not the sleeping in a tent bit? Parks Victoria hears you, so it's piloting a new accommodation option across the state's most iconic parks. Introducing Canopy eco sleeper pods.

Despite the name, the structures look much more like tiny houses than like the Japanese-style capsule hotels the name evokes. The 'eco' part is spot on, though — each pod has been designed with sustainability in mind, using eco-friendly, low impact materials with a focus on energy efficiency and minimal impact on the surrounding landscape.

The pilot program will run from April through July, starting off in Point Nepean National Park. Four pods will be tested during the pilot, two from JAWS Architects and Pod Matrix and two from Oscar Building and Troppo Architects. Of course, this means the pods will come in a variety of styles — with and without kitchen and bathroom facilities, along with 'off-grid' models which are fully self-sufficient with electricity and running water.

While still in pilot phase, people are encouraged to stop by to view and provide feedback on the pods, specifically on aspects of design, amenity, accessibility, visual impact and visitor experience. You are also able to register interest for an overnight test stay in one of the Point Nepean pods.

If the pilot is successful, you can expect Canopy to pop-up in national parks across the state. For more information on the project or to provide feedback, visit the website here.

Published on April 04, 2018 by Marissa Ciampi

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