Treebones Resort, USA

July 6, 2009 by Neal  
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Image courtesy of Scurvy Dog Photography

A human-sized bird’s nest might sound like a flight of fancy, but at Treebones Resort it’s actually a reality!

The bird brain behind this idea is resident artist, Jayson Fann, whose mobile casino giant woven nest gives visitors the chance to experience the ultimate in ‘extreme eco-sleep’. We”re not exactly sure what that means,  but the nest definitely offers a superb perch from which to admire the stunning scenery of Big Sur.

But if the thought of spending a night here ruffles your feathers, then we recommend one of the 16 Mongolian Yurts which make up the rest of the resort. You”ll be afforded a lot more privacy and shelter from the elements!

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Three Camel Lodge, Mongolia

June 3, 2009 by Neal  
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Situated in Mongolia, next to the Gobi Gurransaikhan National Park and within driving distance of the provincial capital, the Three Camel Lodge is one of the Gobi desert’s premier attractions.

This environmentally and culturally sustainable development, consisting of 30 traditional Mongolian gers, offers travellers the chance to combine excitement with elegance, all nestling within the embrace of a 47-million-year-old volcanic outcrop.

Each ger offers simple yet stunning accommodation, with cutting edge bathing facilities, dining room and fully-stocked bar, located in the main lodge just a few hundred feet away.  Along with traditional Mongolian entertainment, gift shop and traditional arts and crafts, there is plenty to do at Three Camel Lodge.

For those wishing to get out and about, why not pull on your boots and get hiking or, if you like someone else to do the work, grab a camel and try trekking!  Afterwards, you can curl up by your ger woodstove, and reminisce about the day!

A more breathtaking holiday is difficult to imagine.

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Hoopoe Yurt Hotel, Spain

June 1, 2009 by Neal  
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Set amidst three hectares of Andalucian olive groves and magnificent cork oak forest, the Hoopoe Yurt Hotel is truly a dream come true.

Staying in a yurt combines the luxury of a well-appointed hotel suite with the wild and untamed countryside of southern Spain.  The only decision is which one to pick: the passionate Mongolian, the romantic Afghani, the light, airy Jaipur or maybe the earthy Safari or coppiced chestnut Maimani! 

With your own bathroom and your very own acre of private land in which to swing in a hammock, or take a dip in the chlorine-free pool, life couldn’t get much better!  Plus, there’s plenty for wildlife lovers too, as butterflies, birds and flowers abound.  

A visit to the Hoopoe Yurt Hotel will make you wish bricks and mortar had never been invented!

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