This is a hotel room in New South Wales. The resort hosts 12 canvas style tents and a restaurant, all of this is only a few steps away from the beach. What I like about this design is the congregated metal roofing used at wall sheeting matched with the dark wood floors. While this isn’t a complete house, this would certainly serve as a great temporary home while you build your tiny house on some land.
I covered this a while ago, but the concept has finally seen the light of day, check out the sleepbox. It is designed to be a short term hotel room of sorts, allowing travelers to take some time to catch a nap or relax in a clean, comfortable and safe environment.
In mid-August 2011, the first Sleepbox was installed at the Aeroexpress terminal of Sheremetyevo International Airport, Moscow, Russia. It represents the base version made of MDF with a natural ash-tree veneer. This Sleepbox attracted such a great deal of interest from passengers and big companies that chances are first commercially operated boxes will be installed at airports and in the city by the end of this year.
This is a hotel that you can stay in for about $100 a night, they are old life raft/boats that have been re-purposed. The designer specializes in making things from garbage and this is one of his latest creations. While it is a neat idea, the interior leaves leave much to be desired for buy has real potential.
The De Vrouwe van Stavoren Hotel in the Netherlands salvaged four wine casks from Switzerland and converted them into rooms. Formerly filled with 14,500 liters of Beaujolais wine from the French chateau, each now holds a modest two-person room with standard amenities and even an attached bathroom and sitting room. Visitors from all around the world have traveled to the quaint northern port town of Stavoren to stay in one of these upcycled rooms.
Many of us have heard, seen or been in the Tiny hotel rooms of Japan. They are basically just a 10x5x5 cube that you can rent for $45, which is a steal for Japan. I found this Tiny Hotel to me a bit more aesthetically pleasing. This is a single room in Germany.
I have once been in one similar in Austria, it was amazingly comfortable and had its own bathroom and shower! A little tip for when you are traveling and trying to save a a few Euros; The bathroom is considered a luxury and you can ask if they have rooms without bathrooms, this will save you about 10 to 25 Euros! The downside is of course that you have to shave a bathroom down the hall, but its worth it. Of course there are hostels too, which I highly recommend, but do your research. Anyway, back to the Tiny Hotel, check out this room and compare it to one you would find in America.