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Hotel in a Drain Pipe

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.

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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.

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5:46AM PST on Feb 29, 2012

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

12:35PM PST on Feb 26, 2012

I knew abou tthis "hotel": amazing.

4:17PM PDT on Sep 3, 2011

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

5:53PM PDT on Aug 19, 2011

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

12:13AM PDT on Aug 19, 2011

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

8:19PM PDT on Aug 16, 2011

amazing, thanks for sharing.

1:45AM PDT on Aug 15, 2011

that is fantastic...

6:21PM PDT on Aug 14, 2011

What an amazing idea. Thanks

3:07PM PDT on Aug 14, 2011

So cool! I want to stay there.

2:18PM PDT on Aug 14, 2011

I would give it a go,would be interesting.

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