CLIENT: Tara & Steve Howell (Blue Derby Pods Ride)
LOCATION: Derby Forest
CONTRACTOR: Anstie Construction
The Blue Derby Pods Ride (BDPR) development is a node in the emerging Tasmanian adventure tourism market offering a guided mountain bike experience and a completely off grid boutique accommodation.
Within a temperate Tasmanian Blackwood forest alongside relicts of a bygone mining industry, sits the Blue Derby Pods Ride. The BDPR is tapping into the mountain biking movement which has swept across Australia. World class mountain bike trails have been constructed in Derby and through an explosive spike in visitor numbers this has contributed to a process of renewal for the local community’s economy and infrastructure.
The BDPR hub building provides adventurers a space to relax and rejuvenate. Incorporating communal amenities for dining, staff accommodation and bike storage. The pods offer a sleeping space, wrapping the user in a protective shell for an immersive wilderness experience.