Belgian Laurent Kefer conceived the concept nine years ago following a trip to Ethiopia. “When you stay in a tent, you don’t see anything,” he explains. He created Sphair so guests can enjoy full views, day and night. “Inside you don’t hear the rain and you have the comfort of a hotel – except with stunning panoramas. Guests in Canada often see bears!” Kefer personally goes to each location to scope out its suitability. Eyeshotels is the first world-wide network of inflatable rooms available to buy and rent. All Sphairs have toilets, bathrooms and heating. Thankfully, Kefer confirms, the entire sphere is not transparent, with an opaque bathroom area.