Curbed's Emily Nonko takes a look at a series of tiny, transparent vacation homes composed entirely of heavy-duty glass.
Located in New Zealand, the company PurePods aims to provide travelers with a place to escape that's off the grid and embraces its natural landscape. The homes include one bedroom, a small kitchen, dining area, and bath.
They have been designed with sustainability in mind: rainwater that falls on the roof goes under the floor to water native plants. And the homes work in every season, too. On a hot day you pull back the sliding doors on all three glassed sides and turn up the shade on the ceiling blinds. If it’s cold, you’re totally insulated and can heat up a "bio-fuel fire."