adventure journal – Manta Resort, Pemba Island, Zanzibar

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At $900 a night if youre traveling solo, $1,500 if youre a couple, this new floating cabin off the coast of Zanzibar isnt for the typical adventurer, but taken strictly on its own merits as a structure wow. The latest offering from Manta Resort off Pemba Island is three stories, one beneath the waves, one at dock level, and a penthouse for sunbathing or backflipping or shooting skeet or whatever it is that that the .01 percenters do.

Photos by Jesper Anhede

Weekend Cabin isnt necessarily about the weekend, or cabins. Its about the longing for a sense of place, for shelter set in a landscapefor something that speaks to refuge and distance from the everyday. Nostalgic and wistful, its about how people create structure in ways to consider the earth and sky and their place in them. Its not concerned with ownership or real estate, but what people build to fulfill their dreams of escape. The very time-shortened notion of weekend reminds that its a temporary respite. To see more weekend cabins, visit the Weekend Cabin channel page.

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