These $50,000 'typhoon-resistant' luxury tented lodges designed in Vietnam can be shipped anywhere in the world and customized to include a pool — take a look

  • An architecture studio in Vietnam has designed typhoon- and earthquake-resistant glamping lodges that can be shipped anywhere in the world.
  • The prefabricated Kanopya Living lodges come in five styles to adapt to different climates as well as off-grid and remote living.
  • They are also lightweight enough to be carried by a team of just 2-3 people and disassembled in days.
  • Prices starting at $50,000 per lodge, though you can't order a single lodge for personal use. The minimum order is 10.
  • Take a look inside the new-to-market Kanopya Living lodges, which come with tented canopy roofs and can be customized to include an infinity pool.
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T3 Architects, an architecture studio based in Vietnam, has designed a series of luxury glamping lodges for the future.

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The company says Kanopya Living lodges are resistant to typhoons and seismic shocks up to 7 on the Richter sale. They can be shipped as a kit anywhere in the world and require only 2 or 3 people to carry.

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They're also eco-friendly, made with only natural materials like wood, recycled marble, and plant-based paint.

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Kanopya Living founder Charles Gallavardin told Business Insider that the lodges are a step above your typical glamping tents, combining "tent spirit" with five-star comforts like decent acoustics and proper insulation.

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Each consists of a tensile canopy roof, timber structure, and a deck supported by stilts. The color of the deck and roof are customizable, and buyers have the option to add an infinity pool.

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Kanopya Living is currently offering lodges in five different styles to adapt to different climates. Two come with solar panels for off-grid and remote locations.

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The five tent variations range in size from 1,180 to 1,500 square feet, and prices start at $50,000 per lodge with a minimum order of 10.

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For an extra fee, Kanopya Living can work with the buyers on the interior design of the lodges using local materials.

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Designs could range from this beachy scene with turquoise accents …

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… to this jungle-inspired setup with a roof that looks like a leaf.

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From order to full installation of 20 lodges (including interior design), the lodges take six months to complete and 10 weeks to install.

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But in case of war, natural disaster, or changing business plans, they can be disassembled in just a few days, Gallavardin told Business Insider.

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Kanopya Living is new to the market and Gallavardin says they've already received inquires from buyers in Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Cameroon, and the Mediterranean basin, including international hotel brands.

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One interested buyer in Vietnam is looking to expand their lodging capacity while saving time and money by ordering prefabricated lodges, Gallavardin told Business Insider.

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Another wants to expand their brand to key locations throughout Sri Lanka.

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Several luxury hotel brands with presences in the United States, whose names Gallavardin shared confidentially with Business Insider, are also considering investment in Kanopya Living lodges, he said, adding that their tailor-made options are a key selling point.

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While prefab lodges hold appeal in terms of saving time and money, they also tap into changing traveler interests, Gallavardin told Business Insider.

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Urbanites weary of sheltering in place during the pandemic are looking to reconnect with nature while also being mindful of their environmental footprint, he said. "'Less-is more' remains a topical and relevant motto," he recently told Hoteliers Guild.

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