French Town Inaugurates Bubble Hotel Rooms in Local Park

The French town of Roubaix, has recently opened a series of portable hotel rooms in a local park. They can be rented by people who want to feel close to nature in the middle of the urban jungle.

The bubble concept thought up by French designer Pierre Stephane Dumas aims to redefine the term temporary leisure accommodation, and is based on the following principles: minimum energy, minimum material, maximum comfort and maximum interaction with the environment. The unusual bubble rooms were launched in 2010 and have since then been made available to people who want to enjoy a unique experience in the middle of nature, for around $700 a night.

In the French city of Roubaix, a series of bubble hotel rooms have been installed in one of the local parks. They come with a clear view of the sky and offer nature lovers to be close to their environment without having to travel to far away. The bubbles are made of recycled plastic and, once inflated retain their shape thanks to an airlock at the entrance and a silent pump which creates constant pressure. Outside noises are reduced to a minimum while inside noises are maximized, so the visitors are encouraged to whisper to each other, in order to create a peaceful atmosphere.

Photo by Philippe Huguen/AFP

Photo by Philippe Huguen/AFP

Photo by Philippe Huguen/AFP

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Feedback (6 Comments)

  • forrest Posted on August 3, 2011

    great is good for people who want to left concrete life and building temporarily and find a very peaceful place and day for themselves..

  • Enchanted Posted on August 9, 2011

    It looks like they are about to hatch! Definitely odd! I’ll take the romance of antiques any day.

  • Stephen Russell Posted on August 10, 2011

    Franchise this, expand this, must for worldwide, & ideal for Temp shelters & for camping.
    Take along for African safaris vs std tents or blend into bug tents with connector tube.
    Make portable, movable,
    House own air unit for pumping up sphere.
    interlink & place in lakes, lagoons, rivers, harbors.
    For TV & Movie shooting alone.
    Must for FKK resorts in EU.
    Air drop for Emerg shelters for hikers etc.
    Many apps for.