Dream Designs: Hotels Built With Weird Stuff

If you want to add more fun to your vacation, this is a must read.  Here we  unearth some of the weird and wonderful hotels that offer eye-popping design.

Card keys

The card keys is a card castle made out of 200,000 card keys. Everything in this hotel is made of card keys, including rooms, walls and toilets. It was designed by Bryan Berg, who has a world record in building a house of cards.


Next in the list is a five star Xiang Xiang Xiang Pray House hotel made entirely out of shipping containers. The famous designer company Tonghe Shanzi Landscape has built this amazing hotel, which resembles a drab shipping container. This luxurious hotel displays twenty-one cozy guest rooms set on a hillside inChangski,China. Each room is adorned with traditional Chinese furnishings, skylights, majestic furniture and lot more. The main advantages of this construction style are it can be easily transported to other places, can be designed in any city and it makes pop-up hotels a reality. This hotel will be opened to public by this August.


Can you imagine a hotel made of chocolates? Yummy, isn’t it. Karl Lagerfeld has designed “The Magnum Chocolate Hotel Suite” for the Magnum Ecuador and Ghanaice creams launch. It required around 10 tons of Belgian chocolate to create this chocolate hotel room. The chocolate guy on the bed with an ice-cream in his hand was apparently inspired by the designer’s favorite male model Baptiste Giabiconi.

Clay, reed, wood and shell stone

The eco-friendly Friend Hotel is located on a lush forest nearOrel’s riverbank, 18 miles away from the city of Dnepropertrovskin the Ukraine. He had to do a lot of ecological research and study on the local resources and energy of the area before constructing this. He constructed it with recycling materials like clay, reed, wood, and shell stone.


Sleeping in a tube is a very odd concept. But the famous designer T3arc proves it wrong with his recycled pipe TuboHotel. This hotel is an eco-friendly tourist hotel made out of recycled concrete pipes sheltering 20 rooms. Each pipe can accommodate two people in a queen-size bed accompanied with panoramic views of the Sierra del Tepozteco,Mexico. TuboHotel mainly focuses on sustainability and affordability.

Railway Carriages

“Controversy Inn,” is a hotel that homes four recycled train carriages. This amazing hotel features beds with a theme and a breakfast room. It is situated at Farm in Hoogwoud, the Netherlands. The items inside this eco-hotel also are recycled. You can see there a table out of boards of traffic signs and a bed made out of old ships.


Sand castle hotel can be world’s largest and only sand hotel which is made entirely of Weymouth beach sand in Dorset, UK. To enjoy the luxury of the open space family room with a sea side view you have to pay only $21 a night. The hotel features double and single bed built from sand for you to sleep under the starry skies. In the morning, the gentle waves wake you up.


The world’s largest salt castle Palacio de Sal which means “SaltPalace” is made out of salt blocks. It is located at the side of the Salar de Uyuni, La Paz. The walls have been made of salt blocks wedged with a cement-like material. In every rainy season they have to strengthen the walls with new set of salt and during that time the guests are asked to avoid licking the wall in fear of deterioration.


This caravan hotel was built as part of the crazy project of a group of friends from Berlin, Germany. First they have to renovate an old factory in Neukolln after that by placing old caravans and mobile homes, they modified it to a hotel.  In Hutten Palast which means “CaravanPalace,” you can sleep in your private caravan and share the common areas. It has a terrace garden and a café eatery.

Wine Casks

What about sleeping inside a cask that once held intoxicating French wine? If you want to know, off to theNetherlands. The De Vrouwe van Stavoren Hotel in theNetherlandsis made out of four wine casks from Switzerland. It was formerly filled with 14,500 liters of Beaujolais wine from a French chateau. Now these casks have modified into two-person room with an attached bathroom and sitting room.

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