Airbnb offers the possibility of staying in a glass capsule in the heart of a volcano

A dream vacation for daredevils! Airbnb offers thrill seekers the opportunity to book a night in a glass capsule in the heart of a sleeping VOLCANO in France for only € 1

  • The property rental service has partnered with the water brand Volvic to create a unique experience in the heart of a volcano
  • He located a pod-shaped mini-house in the center of the chain of volcanoes at Les Puys in Auvergne, France, the same site where the water for Volvic comes from.
  • The Chaîne des Puys-Limagne fault runs through a 1,500 square mile national park, home to dozens of volcanoes
  • Airbnb’s new panoramic pod is located in the heart of a volcano, but the option to stay there will be granted to one person and their guests
  • Reservations for the capsule open July 18 and will be offered on a first come, first served basis, with the winner having the chance to sleep there on September 18.
  • Overnight stay also includes dinner prepared by a Michelin-starred chef and a chance to hike a volcano










Thrill seekers hoping to turn their next vacation into a thrilling adventure need look no further than Airbnb’s latest original announcement: a glass capsule located in the heart of a French volcano that can be rented for only 1 € per night. .

The unique residence is centrally located in the 1,500 square mile Chaîne des Puys National Park in Auvergne, which is the site of the famous Chaîne des Puys-Limagne fault tectonic zone.

The Chaîne des Puys encompasses a line of more than 80 volcanoes, which stretch over a distance of 45 km from north to south, and includes the dormant volcano where the Volvic water mark filters its product through six layers of volcanic rock. .

Hot spot: Airbnb unveiled a glass dome located in the heart of a dormant volcano in France – where one lucky person can spend a night in September

Views: The nacelle, which was launched in collaboration with the water brand Volvic, is located along the 45-mile chain of volcanoes of the Chaîne des Puys, in Auvergne

Views: The nacelle, which was launched in collaboration with the water brand Volvic, is located along the 45-mile chain of volcanoes of the Chaîne des Puys, in Auvergne

In the middle of nowhere: All the volcanoes in the chain are dormant, which means they haven't erupted in thousands of years - but there's still a chance they'll wake up

In the middle of nowhere: All the volcanoes in the chain are dormant, which means they haven’t erupted in thousands of years – but there’s still a chance they’ll wake up

The pod itself can accommodate two people and comes with all the amenities that a volcano-scale adventurer could want, including an en-suite bathroom, a queen-size bed, and – the piece de resistance – a single circular window which forms a full side of the circular housing.

But while the glass capsule offers a panoramic view of the verdant park, the only thing it can’t offer is a glimpse of an active volcano; the volcano has been dormant for thousands of years and now serves as a popular attraction for local hikers who wish to climb its grassy slopes.

The Chaîne des Puys volcanic chain formed more than 95,000 years ago and the last known eruption occurred nearly 10,000 years ago, according to GoNomad.

However, the chain’s volcanoes are still classified as dormant and not extinct, which means there is still a chance that they will erupt again someday.

Extinct volcanoes are considered “dead” and are generally only classified as such after having passed more than 10,000 years without eruption, while dormant volcanoes are considered “dormant” and still have the opportunity to wake up one day. day.

Anyone lucky enough to stay in the pod – which is available to book from July 19 and will be available on a first come, first served basis to a lucky winner for the night of September 18 – will benefit from a visit guided tour of the surrounding venues by record mountain athlete Kilian Jornet.

Tasty treat: the overnight stay in the Volcano Capsule will be sold for just $ 1 - and the trip includes a meal prepared by Michelin-starred chef Adrien Descouls

Tasty treat: the overnight stay in the volcano capsule will be sold off for just € 1 – and the trip includes a meal prepared by Michelin-starred chef Adrien Descouls

Views: One of the most exciting aspects of the site is its panoramic view of the chain of volcanoes, which formed 95,000 years ago

Views: One of the most exciting aspects of the site is its panoramic view of the chain of volcanoes, which formed 95,000 years ago

History: The last known eruption in the Puys mountain range occurred around 10,000 years ago - but the volcanoes have yet to be classified as extinct

History: The last known eruption in the Puys mountain range occurred around 10,000 years ago – but the volcanoes have yet to be classified as extinct

The stay also includes a dinner prepared by Michelin-starred chef Adrien Descouls and a private yoga session in the morning – with a view of the sunrise over the top of the volcano.

“Visitors will wake up in immersive Lumi Pod accommodations, witness stunning views of the top of the volcano, spend an afternoon in a hot air balloon and explore the beautiful surroundings on a volcanic hike created by Kilian Jornet,” described a press release from Volvic.

According to the brand, the goal of the volcanic-themed getaway is to rekindle people’s love for the great outdoors after months of staying indoors amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It was difficult to reconnect with nature after a year of living indoors,” noted Shweta Harit, vice president of global marketing for Volvic.

“Many of us can’t wait to be able to reset and recharge and what better way to do that than to unplug, get out of your routine in the beautiful Volvic region where our water was born.

“We are delighted to provide an unforgettable experience for nature-loving consumers through our partnership with Airbnb. We can only hope that travelers will feel refreshed from this experience as they will see how much strength nature can really provide.

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