Returning to nature is proving to not only be ecologically smart, but business smart too. The luxury chain Club Med commissioned Edouard Francois to build a retreat in the Aldiana region in southern Senegal. Mixing a design flair with a simple construction method, the luxe surroundings will make visitors forget all the fuel burned to reach the sustainable resort. The resort consists of a series of suites that resemble giant peanuts.
Implications - They're raised on stilts and so provide a wonderful view for their visitors. These airy abodes would make ideal destinations for newlywed couples looking to honeymoon, or for families looking for fun.