The Modern Green Circular Dome in Khao Yai, Thailand

PhotoEssay: Holiday homes for Star Wars fans

Take a look at some of the best Star Wars-themed properties from around the world that would please even the biggest fans of the franchise.

1. The Modern Green Circular Dome in Khao Yai, Thailand, is a quirky example of modern architecture, sitting deep within a lush national park.The peach-hued domes are connected to the larger, darker construction, which may remind some of the deadly Death Star from the Star Wars original trilogy. The pods are furnished with full bathrooms, beds, TVs and pools. There is also a communal dining room.

2. Tatooine has come to California. With striking similarities to Luke Skywalker’s family home, the Bonita Domes in the California desert can sleep up to four people in each pod. The dome walls are built using Earthbag technology: the walls are 45cm thick and keep the buildings cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

3. If you want to try the Ewok way of living, take a break in the Aromantica Treehouse in Alessandria, Italy. Overlooking the rolling hills of Monferrato, the structure is located in a large park, suspended in the trees and shrouded by tall, majestic cedars.

4. The Bambu Indah hotel near Ubud, Bali, Indonesia promises a unique, eco-friendly experience. Guests can stay in one of the 11 restored antique bridal homes, distinctively decorated with luxurious detail. You may feel like you’re on the forest moon of Endor. The hotel uses low levels of landscape lighting in the evening to minimise the impact on animals and flight paths of native birds.

5. This apartment block could be in the streets of the city planet and capital of the Star Wars galaxy, Coruscant. The Historical Nakagin Capsule Tower is actually in Tokyo and is an example of Japanese Metabolism, a movement where organic biological growth is applied to architectural structures. The tower was designed by Kisho Kurokawa in the 1970s and each apartment is hyper-compact and functional with a bedroom en suite, space-saving furniture and a great city view.

6. From the outside, the Studio Earthship echoes the Star Wars Sandcrawlers. These treaded vehicles were used as self-propelled bases for mining squads on the desert planet Tatooine, home world of Anakin Skywalker (later Darth Vader). Located in New Mexico, USA, the Earthship is described as self-sustainable. With water catchment, solar electricity, sewage treatment and a greenhouse, you can have everything and not have to go anywhere. Earth-filled walls maintain the temperature at 22°C all year round.

7. Another Death Star lookalike, the Geo Dome on Farm Upstate Catskills in Woodridge, New York, offers camping with mod cons for 16 people. Plus you can pretend you’re Darth Vader in the Empire’s ultimate weapon for a little while.

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