The Apple: A Bohemian-Chic Glamping Guest Pod

Do you need a little bit of extra space for friends and relatives who visit or perhaps your own private backyard office? Maybe the idea of building a guest house has occurred but you don’t have the time to build one, or even the legal permission. Something like this might offer a viable solution. Dubbed “Mela” which means “apple” in Italian, this adorable backyard camping pod is big on style while maintaining a portable, eco-friendly footprint.


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Tucked away in a backyard in Santa Monica, the peaceful garden setting offers visitors a quiet and cozy space with a bohemian-chic vibe. Technically a yurt, the portable dwelling has room to sleep two comfortably on both the first level and the loft.

While it doesn’t include much else, guests have access to the main house where there’s a full kitchen, shower/bath, and other amenities. I could see this sort of portable pod as the perfect backyard office, playspace for the kids, “she shed” or whatever else your heart fancies.It’s currently available on Airbnb to rent for $70/night.

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