Na­ture Re­treat!

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Rwanda’s un­be­liev­able Bisate Lodge is a stun­ning ex­am­ple of how to build in a nat­u­ral land­scape with­out caus­ing harm. Con­structed into an eroded vol­canic cone, the pod-like vil­las – which were de­signed by Jo­han­nes­burg-based ar­chi­tec­tural rm, Ni­cholas Plew­man in col­lab­o­ra­tion with in­te­rior de­sign­ers, Ca­line Wil­liams-Wynn and Nil­fah Adams from Ar­ti­choke are sur­rounded by lush for­est with views of the vol­canic land­scape. The lodge is part of an effort to honor the lo­cal cul­ture, while restor­ing the in­dige­nous for­est. De­signed to pay homage to the Rwan­dan cul­ture and nat­u­ral land­scape, the eco-re­treat is lo­cated near the Vol­ca­noes Na­tional Park Head­quar­ters and is part of a pi­o­neer­ing on­site in­dige­nous re­for­esta­tion project. Only six thatched-roof vil­las are lo­cated on the ex­pan­sive 103-acre re­sort, which was built into a nat­u­ral cav­ernous space in an ove.

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