February 4, 2023

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Domed vacation rentals with skylights coming to Glacier

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A rendering shows an aerial see of the prepared Oculis Lodge trip rentals envisioned to break floor this thirty day period in Glacier. The undertaking has been in the works for the previous two years with an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.

Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

Luxurious cocoon-model family vacation rentals are coming to Whatcom County this year.

The city of Glacier at the foundation of Mount Baker will shortly be dwelling to the Oculis Lodge, according to Oculis founder Youri Benoiston.

About 30, 700-sq.-foot, personal dome buildings are becoming designed and branded as the ultimate, nature-immersive lodging working experience in the Cascades.

“I want it to truly feel like a symbiosis with nature,” Benoiston explained in a phone job interview with The Bellingham Herald.

In this article are some of the particulars:

Just one-bedroom, personal domes.

Sensible-home technology.

Sleeps up to six company for each dome.

Personal sauna and jacuzzi.

Heated outside yoga space.

15-foot-extensive skylight in just about every dome.

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A rendering displays the inside of a non-public dome prepared for Oculis Lodge holiday rentals. The venture is anticipated to crack floor this month in Glacier. A solitary-night time remain at the Oculis Lodge is now outlined as $545, according to Indiegogo. Youri Benoiston/Oculis Lodge Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

The project’s founder stated he considered other locations for the Oculis Lodge but in the long run picked Glacier thanks to the town’s absence of significant business enterprise and main development.

“It’s type of uncooked. When you’re driving via the city, you see quaint firms. There are no franchises,” Benoiston reported.

This undertaking has been in the operates for the past two a long time, according to Benoiston. An Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the project finished in December and elevated far more than $1.2 million.

All of that cash will be employed for the challenge, in accordance to Benoiston. He declined to supply an approximated overall charge for the Oculis Lodge.

This is not the first challenge of its variety. Benoiston aided style and design and build a similar undertaking in Costa Rica named the Igloo Seashore Lodge.

Nightly costs at the Igloo Seashore Lodge start out at $304, in accordance to Tripadvisor.

A one-night stay at the Oculis Lodge is at the moment detailed as $545, according to Indiegogo.

The Oculis Lodge challenge is expected to split ground next 7 days with the first unit built by the spring of 2023. The full venture is expected to be completed inside the year.

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A rendering demonstrates the exterior of a private dome planned for Oculis Lodge getaway rentals. The undertaking is anticipated to crack ground this month in Glacier. The domes will snooze up to 6 friends every single. Youri Benoiston/Oculis Lodge Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

This tale was originally printed January 18, 2023 5:00 AM.

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Rachel Showalter graduated Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2019 with a diploma in journalism. She spent approximately 4 many years operating in radio, Tv set and broadcast on the West Coastline of California prior to becoming a member of The Bellingham Herald in August 2022.