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Homeless Hotel: Radical Urban Retreat has No Rooms, Ever
Article by Urbanist, filed under Boutique & Art Hotels in the Global category.
You may have seen some strange and unique accommodations on AirBNB, but few hosts can boast something as unusual as Faktum Hotels, an unreal room-free resort in Sweden.
homeless shelter hostel rooms
Their offerings are entirely out in the open air, doubling as an awareness-raising campaign for the city窶s homeless and and actual alternative sleeping space for those same citizens.
homeless urban living awareness
So if not rooms, then what are you actually booking? A sleeping bag, or simply a secluded space 窶ｦ everywhere an actual vagabond or vagrant might occupy, including park benches, public restrooms, abandoned buildings, bridge underpasses and below bleachers.
homeless street parking spaces
And how much to reserve one of these temporary hobo hostels? The rate for each of these 10 surreal pseudo-spaces is just 10 Euros per night 窶ｦ proceeds of which go to charity work supported by Faktum Magazine.
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