Sewerpipe hotel that offers rooms for a donation only!
Although this is currently one-of-a-kind, offering basic facilities, you realize when you’ve been on the road that you don’t need much to enjoy a good night sleep. Somewhere secure is a priority and you don’t get much more secure than a 9,5tonne concrete tube. Warm in winter and cool in summer, much like a cave these concrete tubes provide a double bed, light, power point, blanket and a cotton sleeping bag. The toilet and showers are a couple of minutes walk away in the grounds of the park.
Designed from the outset by Andreas Strauss to use worldwide standard concrete drainage or sewage pipe sections - you could well see more of them in the future. The beauty of these pipes is that the utilitarian look needs little alteration to make them habitable - a coat of varnish is all that is necessary. The tubes have also had wall paintings by the Austrian artist Thomas Latzel Ochoa to make them seem a little more user friendly. After a season or two of use, they can even be returned to the manufacturer for reuse, as the bed, door and lock mechanism, as well as the lighting and internet access are all easy to remove.
Donations are accepted for upkeep and they have proven a big hit with cyclists travelling along the Danube cycleway as somewhere warm, cheap and a comfortable change from a soggy tent!
Donations accepted for upkeep
Das Park Hotel
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