This might be the best way to enjoy New Zealand's natural beauty.
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New Zealand is known for its natural beauty, and now there's a new option for surrounding yourself in it.

Travel itinerary company New Zealand in Depth has unveiled a free-standing, almost all-glass cabin called a PurePod that offers 360-degree views of forests, vineyards, and blue sky.

“Sometimes you forget that the floors, walls, and ceilings are even there, as you look in every direction to see uninterrupted views across the valley, beneath your feet, and above your head,” said Paul Carberry, a travel expert at New Zealand In Depth, in a statement. He says the cabins are “a place to slow down and disconnect, a place to forget the worries of the world and sit back and enjoy the stunning setting, the hovering hawks, and star-filled skies.” There's no Wi-Fi or television, or even a cell signal.

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Credit: Courtesy of PurePods
Credit: Courtesy of PurePods

In other words, these cabins are for getting seriously off the grid.

Travelers can choose from four different properties on the South Island. One sits on the the Little River on the Banks Peninsula, two overlook the Kaikoura Ranges, and the last is in the hills above the Waipara wine region.

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The cabins' secluded locations mean guests can enjoy starry night skies — and also hopefully not worry about voyeurs.

The PurePods run on solar power, and use filtered rainwater for the shower system. They are also elevated from the ground, with lighting that illuminates the transparent flooring and the ferns below.

Rates start at $225 per person, per night, including dinner and breakfast. A 12-day excursion from New Zealand In Depth starts at $2,200.