04/09/2011 03:48 pm ET Updated Jun 09, 2011

'The Pearl': Shell-Shaped Solar House Is A Beachside Retreat (PICTURES)

From Inhabitat:

Triangular tents, eat your heart out! This elegant dome-shaped retreat is where it's at. Dubbed 'The Pearl’ and designed by David Fanchon of Solaleya, the sustainably built home features a sophisticated shell-like design and large windows that provide a full 180 degree panoramic view of surrounding nature.