Hotel in a Drain Pipe

Das Parkhotel offers visitors sleeping quarters in very large recycled concrete drain pipes. It uses a pay-what-you-can model. There are two locations – one is located between Bottrop and Essen in Germany, the other on the Danube near Linz in Austria. Each location has three to five drain pipe rooms, each with a secure door.

drain pipe hotel

The interior space is somewhat reminiscent of an igloo, with very thick concrete walls. Each room has a full double bed with light sleeping bag and woolly blanket. There is also indoor lighting and storage. Sanitation is not part of the rooms, but is available at nearby public facilities. Designer Andreas Strauss incorporated the ideas of reuse and micro-housing.

Image Credit: das Parkhotel

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72 comments

Teresa Cowley
Teresa Cowley4 years ago

WOW! This is totally different--in a good way!!

R Anna M.
Renata B.4 years ago

I knew abou tthis "hotel": amazing.

Roopak Vaidya
Roopak Vaidya4 years ago

I believe someone has also designed homes using discarded shipping containers.

Robyn L.
Robyn P.5 years ago

Still a yurt girl, but this is a great use of leftover culvert pipe.

Crystal Rock
Crystal Rock5 years ago

This is super cool! Great way to help the homeless!

Loo Samantha
Loo sam5 years ago

amazing, thanks for sharing.

Asiatic Lion
Asiatic Lion5 years ago

that is fantastic...

Regina P.
Regina P.5 years ago

What an amazing idea. Thanks

Aoife O Mahony
Aoife O Mahony5 years ago

So cool! I want to stay there.
Thanks.

Judith Corrigan
Judith Corrigan5 years ago

I would give it a go,would be interesting.