Irish start-up wins €2.7m Contract

Zoobox unit in the forest

An Irish-start-up has won a contract worth almost €3m to supply pre-fab holiday homes to Canada. Having already raised €5.5 million from backers, this new contract will see Zoobox supply 15 units to a partner company in Canada. The firm is also eyeing up five likely sites in Ireland for its holiday homes, looking at locations in Clare, Galway, Wicklow, Cork and Kerry.

According to CEO Guillaume Pellerin, Zoobox aims to supply a growing market for eco-tourism. “The whole goal is to immerse people in nature. Lifestyles that force people to spend 90 per cent of their time indoors and up to six hours a day in front of a screen are driving a demand for outdoor holidays that combine camping with luxury.”

To that end, the homes represent the highest level of glamping, with one wall a series of sliding glass panels. The units are designed to be off-grid with electricity from solar panels and wind turbines. It’s expected to cost €200 a night for a family of four although structures can sleep up to six.

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