Namibia's Skeleton Coast's name comes from the dozens of shipwrecks and bones that litter its shores, the results of seal hunts and whaling operations. The Shipwreck Lodge is inspired by these ships and a destination spot for adventuring travelers looking for one of the most unique places to stay on Earth. There are 10 ensuite shipwreck rooms that feature wood burning stoves, solar-powered electronics, an impressive lounge and restaurant with a large wraparound deck offering breathtaking views of the stretches of sand and Atlantic Ocean. An architectural team led by Nina Maritz has made the lodgings as environmentally friendly as possible going to such extreme lengths as using only wooden nails to build each cabin. Bookings for this once in a lifetime experience are open now with rates starting at $750, all-inclusive.
Skeleton Coast Shipwreck Lodge
Avrame A-Frame Kit Homes
Tiny homes. Yurts. Cabins. Earth domes. In 2018, small dwellings are all the rage and offer more sustainable and affordable options for the conscientious citizen. The A-frame cabin from Estonian company Avrame is the latest take on this growing trend of housing. The cabin consists of eco-friendly materials, energy efficient design, modern and space maximizing interiors, and several special add-ons including terraces roof gables and flooring upgrades. If you’re looking for a highly-efficient, portable home that redusces your footprint and maximizes your quality of life, the A-frame is for you. Complete kits and plans start at $12,000 and are shipping now.
Pohutukawa Six Person Tiny House
The Pohutukawa perfectly captures the essense of living large in a small space. This tiny home on wheels is capable of fitting up to six people, features a double mezzanine and includes other rich additions including 11.5 feet tall ceilings, aluminum-framed French doors and a full kitchen, washer and dryer and queen bed. An entertainment lounge is accessible via ladder as the living space feels extra roomy because of the Pohutukawa's efficient use of indoor-outdoor living. The home sits on a custom made house trailer for easy transport and anchoring. Prices start at $55,000 for the base configuration and are being assembled today.