Since its creation in 2004, Whitepod aims to prove that hospitality and environmental conservation can coexist to create a unique and positive experience. The use of energy and water is controlled. The waste is recycled. Ingredients are purchased locally. The staff lives nearby and simply walks to work. Motorized transport is limited.
By choosing Whitepod, you play an active role in this ecological mission.
Sleeping in a pod heated by a pellet stove facing a breathtaking view… Limited transport in the camp means that you have to walk from reception to your pod. This is part of the Whitepod experience. Just like walking in a silent forest or enjoying a local cuisine. Discover a unique experience where nature is luxury.
The geometrical shape of a pod is called geodesic: a spherical structure consisting of a network of triangles. The triangles create a self-supporting framework which provides structural strength while using least possible amount of material. The geodetic term comes from the Latin meaning separation of the earth. Our pods are all the same size.
- 7 m diameter
- 40 m2 surface area
- 4.3 m ceiling hight
- 220 kg per dome
Energy efficient & low impact on nature
There are two reasons domes are energy efficient. The ambient airflow inside the dome is continuous, with no stagnant corners, requiring less energy to circulate air and maintain even temperatures. The energy required to heat and cool a dome is approximately 30% less than a conventional building. The second is the high volume-to-surface-area ratio, requiring less building materials to enclose more space. The lower the ratio of a building’s outside perimeter to its enclosed living area, the less energy is required for building, heating and cooling.
What’s a pod?
Your very own cosy cocoon isolated from any nuisance in a breathtaking landscape!
Water & energy consumption
Use of closed fireplaces to slow down wood consumption Promote the use of Class A electrical devices
Installation of timers on water boilers
Installation of water-saving devices on water taps and shower heads
Use of local spring water
Use of wood from the surrounding forests
The Pod-house uses a wood pellet heating system
Raise guests’ awareness to the surrounding fauna and flora
Limit night lighting
Blend in the landscape
The color of the pods is adapted to each season: white in winter, green in summer
Opt for the purchase of goods in bulk as to reduce the amount of packaging
Strict sorting of organic and non-organic waste
Food & beverage
Use of local wine and meat suppliers
Aim to use local suppliers first, then use of European suppliers for all other ingredients
Only use seasonal products
Use of certified « MSC » sustainable fish
100% biodegradable cleaning products
Use of «FSC and PCF» certified paper : printing paper, note pads, brochures, tissue packaging, toilet paper
For your comfort and the safety of your children, we suggest the following sleeping arrangements…
Until 3 years old – in a baby cot (free of charge)
From 3 to 6 years old – in the parents’ bed
As of 6 years old – on the mezzanine
Mid-December until beginning of April
Hotel and restaurant open 7/7
Reception open daily from 8:00 to 20:00
End of May until mid-October
Hotel and restaurant open 7/7 in July/August
Reception open daily from 9:00 to 17:00
Whitepod is open all year long for private events and corporate stays