The collection of organic, sinuous forms sits together in the Namib Tsaris Conservancy in a remote valley of the
This holiday escape fuses together luxury with completely off-grid, vernacular architecture bringing it straight to the top of our post-Covid travel list!
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The ‘Nests’ seamlessly blend in with the surrounding environment, their textured
Sustainably harvested reeds create a warm, welcoming interior that cocoons around occupants, the experience of which can only be likened to the inside of a cave. Only cold stone has been replaced with custom inbuilt leather furniture and sun-soaked bedrooms.
The maze-like structure of the dwellings is inspired by the nests of local sociable weaver birds, their efficient planning techniques mirrored in the layout of spaces. Shared, communal living areas are oversized and raised off the ground, allowing cool breezes to maintain comfortable temperatures during hot days. Bedrooms are smaller in size and are designed to retain heat for cooler nights.
The whole project was built in collaboration with local artisans with materials in line with the traditional style of the area. The ¾ bedroom villas are totally off-grid with their individual water supply and complex solar and battery power unit – proving luxury and environmentally responsible systems can absolutely co-exist in the design world.
Porky Hefer’s off-grid, organic lodge in Namibia fuses hand-made, vernacular architecture with the latest sustainable technologies to create incredibly unique spatial experiences. We applaud their ability to create a completely immersive cultural experience in the world of tourism.
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