So, are you feeling a little sleepy? No time for that, it;s Monday. However, you might want to take notes, ’cause today’s list will come in handy come weekend or during the holidays. I’ll bet you anything that it’ll be difficull to find a vacation more interesting than a stay at any of these places. And I’m even more sure that no one could sleep in any of this eqxuisite locations, not because their cont comfortable or luxurious enough, but because you would want to stay awake and savor every second of your stay. Here are the 25 most unusual places to lay your head down.
1. Hotel Costa Verde 727 Fuselage, Costa Rica
Have you ever thought about staying in an exclusive two-bedroom suite built right into the converted hull of a Boeing 727? That is possible in the Costa Rican jungle, where you can enjoy an evening on the terrace while sipping a glass of wine and observing your tree top neighbors. Unbelieavable.
2. Mirrored Home, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I’m not sure the ladies would feel comfortable here, and that guys would endure a stay. I mean, think about it: women usualy spend a lot of time with just one mirror in front of them, so think about a house full of them. However, that does that diminish the awesomeness of this interesting-looking place.
3. Palm Beach Teepee Village, Hong Kong, China
Traveling to Hong Kong is a dream of mine, but the absolute last think I’d imagine staying in would be a teepee. For about $122 a night, you too may enjoy this scenery and the outdoors.
4. The Manta Resort, Pemba Island, Tanzania
This might just be the closest to living underwater ever. Just off the wild and beautiful island of Pemba in Africa’s Tanzania lies this incredible place, and it’s dreamy.
5. Converted Train Caboose, Agoura Hills, California
This stationary defunct caboose near Malibu has been modified to include a California King sized bed, fireplace, wee kitchenette, and comes complete with a patio for lounging. All aboard!
6. Hotel Kakslauttanen, Finland
I used to think that living in glass igloos – or any igloo – was difficult. But once you get a glance at these spectacular views of the aurora borealis, you’ll forget about anything else.
7. Kolarbyn EcoLodge, Sweden
At Kolarbyn, you can reconnect with nature, by having everythingbe made from the earth – including the location you sleep in. Get in touch with nature!
8. Attrap Reves, France
Nothing about the Attrap Reves resembles the experience you might expect from the great outdoors. Well, this is more like enjoying the future in a galaxy far away.
9. Hostel Celica, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Hostel Celica in Slovenia was transformed from a former prison into the “Worlds No.1 Hippest Hostel”. Some consider this a fabulous reconstitution of an otherwise solemn place, but I couldn’t shut my eyes in this place.
10. Capsule Hotel, The Hague, Netherlands
If you’re looking for a small space that feels like it’s from the dystopian future of the past, these survival pods from the ’70’s are your ideal destination. I love everything about this!
11. Liberty Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts
Formerly the Charles Street Jail, the Liberty Hotel in Boston is now an ultra-swanky luxury hotel, outfitted with bars the patrons will actually enjoy. It is simply beautiful, and enjoying a Scotch here could very well be the ultimate experience.
12. The Mirrorcube TreeHotel, Harads, Sweden
Can you see it? More than just a room, a mirror, a cube, and a treehouse, the Mirrorcube Treehouse Room is the ultimate conversation starter of a hotel. I guess here is where the Invisible Man sleeps.
13. Hayema Heerd Oldehove, Netherlands
If you’re all sick and tired of down comforters, plush bathrobes, and jacuzzi tubs you might want to try out any of Hayema Heerd’s exotic offerings. Here, guests will enjoy a hay igloo, hay loft, and strawbale suites. Sleeping on real straw, in luxury, sounds odd.
14. Casa Caracol, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Who said that staying in a giant seashell was possible only for SpongeBob SquarePants’ friends? Just lookat this marvelous build. Oh, and you also get free Wifi!
15. Propeller Island City Lodge, Germany
The Propeller Island City Lodge is more art than it is lodging. It features dozens of rooms aimed to confuse, delight, and disturb its guests; this one must be seen to be believed.
16. V8 Hotel, Stuttgart, Germany
Car-lovers could not be forgotten. Remember your race car beds? You can still enjoy that feeling by staying at the V8 Hotel in Germany.
17. Jumbohostel, Stockholm-Arlanda, Sweden
One of the original decommissioned and repurposed airplanes, Jumbohostel at Arlanda Airport in Stockholm turns the large cabin and cockpit of a 747 into a 27-room mini-resort and lounge. I wonder if they kept the “air waitress”.
18. Yellow Submarine Hotel, Liverpool, England
Any Beetles fans in the house? Well, you guys can now live in a yellow submarine located at Albert Dock in Liverpool. The interior is decked out with Beatles paraphernalia collected by owner Alfie Bubbles. Feel free to sing the song.
19. Nakagin Capsule Tower, Tokyo, Japan
For $82 a night, you can stay at Capsule Tower in Tokyo which built in the ’70’s in the heart of the famous Ginza district. The rooms are small and lack running showers, but reviewers say it’s all worth it for the “history.” That doesn’t smell good.
20. Solent Forts, Gosport, England
If you enjkoy solitude, than these converted forts are just want you asked for. Originally designed and built in the late 1800’s to defend the harbor from nautical attacks, they were transformed into exclusive luxury-huts miles off the coast of Portsmouth, and are only accessible by private yacht and helicopter. Love it!
21. Cocoa Island Hotel, Maldives
Here’s what boat-accommodations looks like. The famous Coco Island Maldives resort consists of “33 overwater suites” docked across renowned white-sand beaches and surrounded by vibrant reefs. You don’t need to be a captain for this one.
22. Barcelo Raval Hotel, Barcelona, Spain
The design at the Barcelo Raval Hotel is modern and out of this world – I guess the price-tag is similar. This place received excellent reviews, four-star rating, and it’s minutes away from the famous Las Ramblas. Sold!
23. Palacio de Sal,Uyuni, Bolivia
The Palace of Salt in Bolivia was made almost entirely out of salt. On the outer edge of the most famous salt flats in the world, the Salar de Uyuni, the Palacio de Sal was built in 2007; and no, you may not lick the walls.
24. Museumotel, France
Also known as “The Bubbles Island,” the Museumotel was built in the 60’s by a “utopian architect,” and recently renovated in 2007. Looking like coming out of an old James Bond movie, the 8 “bubbles” can house 2-5 people comfortably and come in a variety of decor options. All you need now is to turn up The Moody Blues – Nights In White Satin.
25. The Atomium,Brussels, Belgium
Originally designed for the 1958 World’s Fair, the Atomium is patterned after iron crystals viewed on the atomic level. It was meant to be living quarters, but the building has become a discovery museum of sorts, and allows class field trips to spend the night inside it; don’t ask me what they do there.