The eco-hotel has 360-degree views of the surrounding ocean and a glass bottom where visitors can observe the  fish swimming by. According to the company, the idea originally came from the 1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, with the project wanting to create something incredible and futuristic.
The first Anthénea has been unveiled in the port of Trébeurden on the pink granite coast of Brittany in France. It has an outward-facing alcove and a solarium designed for sunbathing, al fresco dinners and brunches, and is able to seat twelve people. Rentals are currently open for a short time, with the company saying that there has been a big demand so far. Plans are in place for the first deliveries of international sales to take place in spring 2021, meaning that more Anthénea pods will be popping up in diverse locations around the world.
The 540-square-foot vessel is designed to follow the sun, with five automatically rotating solar panels. It also includes an extra-large bed in the master bedroom, sea-water tubs and a panoramic kitchen. “Because Anthénea has been certified as sea-worthy, sail along the seascape in slow discovery mode and drop anchor where your heart desires. No particular navigational skills or licenses are required.