In our last post on unusual place to visit/stay at, we talked about the awesome tree house community of Finca Bellavista in Costa Rica; today we’ll show you a unique hotel in Mexico that has rooms made out of recycled drainage pipes.
Traveling is a fun experience but the accommodations might get boring, whether you stay at a hotel or in a hostel. The TuboHotel offers you something a little different, and no square walls. Although the “rooms” are not the most luxurious, they are different and something you’d be able to talk about and share pictures with friends for a long time.
The TuboHotel is designed by T3arc architecture firm, and is located in a village called Tepoztlan, Morelos, which is about a 45 minute drive south of Mexico City. The rooms are made out of drainage pipes that didn’t meet the required specifications for their natural use, but rest assured, they’re safe to sleep in. In order to maximize the number of rooms at the location, some pipes are stacked on top of each other, like pyramids.
As you’d expect from a drainage pipe, the rooms are not that big and are mostly for sleeping and doing other “activities” people do in beds The pipes are 3.5 meters (11.48 feet) long and measure 2.44 meters (8 feet) in diameter. Each room comes with luxurious amenities like a fan, electric outlets, a queen sized bed, glass windows and door, and curtains for when you do the above mentioned “activities”. The drainage pipe hotel rooms also come with wireless internet, an outdoors picnic area, rentable barbeque grills, and a swimming pool.
The TuboHotel is not for everyone, but it’s out of the ordinary and a different take on reusing materials that would otherwise be added to the ever expanding garbage dumps around the world. So, if you happen to be traveling to Mexico City and want to try something a little different, give the TuboHotel at Tepoztlan a try. For more info, check out their official website.
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