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I know a few people who live in cargo containers, so this might be the next thing – dasparkhotel / “Andi Strauss´ place” in near the Danube River in Ottensheim, Austria and made from large drain pipes – looks comfy! – [via] Link.


  • stuboo

    I’ve been designing one of these in my head for about 20 years – ever since I saw the movie “Gleaming the Cube” in 6th grade.

    In the movie, the character has an underground clubhouse made from a concrete drain. It’s accessible through a manhole cover in the back yard. I’m a grown man and I still want one.

    When my wife and I finally get settled in one place, I’m going to sell her on the idea by saying that it would double as a great storm shelter (or panic room if I connect it to the house).

    Thanks for posting this.

  • stuboo

    I’ve been designing one of these in my head for about 20 years – ever since I saw the movie “Gleaming the Cube” in 6th grade.

    In the movie, the character has an underground clubhouse made from a concrete drain. It’s accessible through a manhole cover in the back yard. I’m a grown man and I still want one.

    When my wife and I finally get settled in one place, I’m going to sell her on the idea by saying that it would double as a great storm shelter (or panic room if I connect it to the house).

    Thanks for posting this.

  • gadgetlust

    I was visiting some development projects in Kolkata, India, and there was this village of people who were living in this exact type of culvert pipe. They were homeless, and the pipes had been abandoned as excess from a construction project. It seemed like an ingenious solution there, but this seems a bit on the silly side.

  • Anonymous

    Dasparkhotel is a cross between the camps and the capsule hotel, but with sufficient headroom to stand upright. Check out some other angles of this unique hotel is recycled after the jump.

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  • Anonymous

    Dasparkhotel is a cross between the camps and the capsule hotel, but with sufficient headroom to stand upright. Check out some other angles of this unique hotel is recycled after the jump.

    travel recommendations