Many people don’t realize that spending quality time outside is incredibly good for you health. It helps reduce stress, increases your vitamin D intake, and can even help increase brain functions. Going camping, heading to the beach, or even just taking a long walk, are awesome ways to get in tune with nature. In the Bordeaux region of France, a group of artists have created shelters for people to spend time in while experiencing nature firsthand. Check out these incredible shelters, and if you ever find yourself in France, you may want to make a reservation!This group includes artists, architects, photographers, and urbanists. What they’ve done will blow your mind!
Peri-urbanisation is the combination of town and country life. For example, a city that’s in the middle of a mountain chain.
The most breathtaking of the six are the “Les Guetteurs” or “The Watchers.” They’re a series of three owls and they’re certainly incredible.
They were actually inspired by ground-dwelling owls in the region, called a brachyote. They’re a relatively small owl that builds its nest on the ground.
The frame was built into a circular shape. It was intended to look just like an owl’s body.
Strips of curved wood make the exterior. I think the wood gives it the appearance of having feathers.
The use of shingles adds a nice touch! They definitely give the shelter a bird-like quality.
The shelters have three floors, and are connected by ladders. They appear to have quite a bit of room in them.
Using round beds, the designers utilize the 160 square feet perfectly! I think it’s really cute the way they were meant to look like nests.
They have a great view that overlooks the wetlands. Even when you’re inside, you can connect with nature.
They’re used for any kind of traveler of the Bordeaux region. They’re absolutely great for camping.
You can take a hiking tour to check out the entire region! What a beautiful experience that would be.
They wanted to promote urban hiking, and the study of the environment, as a cultural experience. That’s why it costs absolutely nothing to stay here.
There’s no running water or electricity on the property. But, if you’re okay with that, then this would be an incredible experience!