- Premier host
- Gorafe, Andalucia
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- Sleeps: 2
- Bedroom: 1
- Bathroom: 1
- Minimum stay: 1 night
Considered to be one of the toughest and most adverse environments in Europe, the Gorafe Desert, in the province of Granada, Andalusia, is also one of its most beautiful.
Characterised by rich red sandstone, yawning ravines, and intricate rock formations, it’s no wonder the desert is a hugely popular filming location on its own. So when you add a beautifully crafted glass house to the mix, it’s bound to make serious waves!
Elevated in the heart of the Gorafe, Desert House, crafted from thermally insulated glass to withstand the toughest natural environments, has been used as a filming location for fashion brand campaigns, and has even appeared in an episode of the popular Netflix series, Black Mirror.
But this isn’t just a beautiful house, it’s also an efficient house that works in harmony with its desert surroundings. Solar panels provide power, while rainwater is expertly filtered to provide drinking water. Meanwhile, waste water from the bathroom is swiftly converted to liquid fertiliser, which nourishes the soil.
Inside await three gleaming glazed modules: one home to a downy double bed, one a spacious shower and access to the indulgent centre-bathroom, and one a sumptuous lounge with designer armchairs.
You’ll have enough kitchenware for two, and there’s a fridge to store those essential holiday supplies. Oh, and you’ll also have access to Wi-Fi… which of course is essential, when you’re in a house that’s as Instagrammable as this one!
As if all that wasn’t quite enough, a veranda runs along the entire perimeter of the house. This is a truly sensational spot to lounge on lazy summer’s evenings, taking in mesmerising 360-degree desert views, and later of the vast, star-studded sky.Keep reading
At a glance
- An architect-designed retreat created from thermally insulated glass, to withstand the natural conditions of the Gorafe Desert in the province of Granada, Andalusia.
- The eco-friendly retreat sleeps 2 guests, with 3 glazed modules: one for sleeping, one for lounging, and one for showering.
- There is a fridge and kitchenware, and an indulgent bathroom in the centre of the house. A veranda spans the length of the house.
- Cold breakfast with coffee is included, with lunch and dinner available at an extra cost.
- There is a spa close by, and a selection of activities that include 4×4 experiences, desert flights, and culture-tours.
- Adults Only
Fully-glazed desert house, sleeps 2 guests. Double bed, designer armchairs, shower, full bathroom with wash basin and WC, kitchenware for two, fridge, Wi-Fi, furnished wraparound veranda.
Spa, 4×4 tours, local culture, balloon flights, paragliding
Wake up to a world of exploration and adventure that begins right from the door – including a 4×4 tour that showcases some of the most beautiful parts of the desert, including Los Pinos Hill, and Los Colorados.
If you’re brave enough, you could opt for a paragliding flight course, a balloon ride, or a two-seater flight with a professionally-certified pilot.
But if you prefer keeping your feet firmly on the ground, there are plenty of cultural tours to be taken – including a tour of the local cave houses, and a guided explanation of the desert’s Neolithic era.
There’s also a beautiful spa close by, in which you can relax in medicinal waters, before enjoying a glass of wine on the scenic terrace. A perfect end to another perfect day in the desert.
Things to note
Check in at 2pm, check out by 11am. Children and pets are not permitted.