Athome­inthe­dome

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WHERE: CANADA WHAT: DREAM DOMES

Set in lush Cana­dian for­est, the domes il­lu­mi­nate with nat­u­ral light and pro­vide a re­lax­ing and calm en­vi­ron­ment. Each dome sleeps two peo­ple. Fa­cil­i­ti­ies in­clude mem­ory foam king-size beds and there’s a Ja­panese hot tub, crack­ling wood stove, fully equipped kitch­enette, and bath­room with a glass door shower and flush toi­let From £71 per night. ridge­back­lodge.com/ac­com­mo­da­tions

WHERE: NEW ZEALAND WHAT: PURE PODS

South Is­land is home to a new style of ac­com­mo­da­tion that of­fers to­tal im­mer­sion in na­ture, Kiwi style. Pure Pods in Lit­tle River, Can­ter­bury, are made of glass from the roof to the floor and so you fall asleep un­der the stars of the Southern Cross and awake to 360-de­gree views of na­tive bush with the Pa­cific Ocean in the dis­tance. With sliding glass sides and bio-fuel fires for win­ter months, and reached only by a walk through the bush land, so pri­vacy is as­sured. Fa­cil­i­ties in­clude a kitchen, king-size bed, sep­a­rate bath­room and toi­let, shower, slip­pers and tea and cof­fee. From NZD$390/£196 based on two shar­ing. Part of the pay­ment is used for con­ser­va­tion work. pure­pods.com

WHERE: ARC­TIC CIR­CLE, WHAT: LEVI GLASS IGLOO

You are sur­rounded by stun­ning arc­tic scenery when you stay in the glass topped igloos. Lo­cated at an al­ti­tude of 340 me­tres around the slopes of Ut­su­vaara, 10 kilo­me­tres from the re­sort town of Levi, they come with a kitch­enette, shower and toi­let. Win­dows are in­su­lated and elec­tri­cally heated to keep them from frost­ing. From €460 eu­ros/£330. http://leviniglut.net

WHERE: CHILE, SAN­TI­AGO WHAT: OB­SER­VA­TORY

Lo­cated at the top of Elqui Do­mos ho­tel are a se­ries of domes — geo­met­ric struc­tures made of a metal frame cov­ered by a PVC tent. Out­side is a deck from where you can stare at the night sky and in­side is a liv­ing room and a de­tach­able roof. There’s the ob­ser­va­tory room — wooden cab­ins, with three lev­els of liv­ing space and a de­tach­able roof so you can watch the stars in bed. And there’s also an as­tro­nomic ob­ser­va­tory with two tele­scopes so that you can have a close up look at the moon and plan­ets. From $155/£102. elquido­mos.cl Clock­wise, from top left: Levi Glass Igloo, Arc­tic Cir­cle; Dream Dome, Canada; all-glass Pure Pods dome, New Zealand; Ob­ser­va­tory Room, Chile,

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