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Hotel made of rubbish opens in Madrid

By T.K. Randall
January 22, 2011 · Comment icon 13 comments

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The Beach Garbage Hotel has opened in Madrid and is made entirely from rubbish.
Built by German artist Ha Schult the five bedroom hotel was created as a way to draw attention to the large amount of waste generated by tourism in Europe. "I created the Beach Garbage Hotel because the oceans of our planet are the biggest garbage dump," he said.
A hotel made entirely of rubbish has opened in the Spanish capital, Madrid. The walls of the Beach Garbage Hotel are covered with detritus deposited by the tide in Europe, waste found at dumps and items bought at flea markets.


Source: BBC News | Comments (13)




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Comment icon #4 Posted by Harriet The Ripperologist 14 years ago
Quirky quirky.
Comment icon #5 Posted by JGirl 14 years ago
why would a traveller stay in a hotel built of garbage, whose sole intention is to call attention to massive tourist pollution? i see it's a temporary building, which is even more wasteful, don't you think?
Comment icon #6 Posted by danielost 14 years ago
spongebob episode.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Mistydawn 14 years ago
Quote: "About 30% to 40% of the objects found in the temporary guesthouse were found on beaches in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain." Somehow I don't find this shocking, just very very depressing.
Comment icon #8 Posted by -Cult of the wolves- 14 years ago
That is accually pretty neat, if you could refine some of the trash into something usable for accual housing than that hotel might be a way to make people think about recycleing more stuff into bigger projects. I sorta have no idea what I am talking about, just thinking of something already being done somewhere I bet.
Comment icon #9 Posted by The Cerebral Assassin 14 years ago
I'll bet it smells fantastic in there.....
Comment icon #10 Posted by Mistydawn 14 years ago
That is accually pretty neat, if you could refine some of the trash into something usable for accual housing than that hotel might be a way to make people think about recycleing more stuff into bigger projects. I sorta have no idea what I am talking about, just thinking of something already being done somewhere I bet. Okay your avator is kinda snarling at me but I gotta say, you come accross as "sweet." Thing is, shouldn't we just get to the nub of the issue and say, "Humans need to NOT throw their crap away in the seas?
Comment icon #11 Posted by Robert1 14 years ago
Thing is, shouldn't we just get to the nub of the issue and say, "Humans need to NOT throw their crap away in the seas? I agree. But until people start recycling all the trash they possibly can, what's left over will end up in landfills or the oceans. I think it's a pretty good way to bring people's attention to a very serious situation.
Comment icon #12 Posted by nohands 14 years ago
building a hotel means its neat and clean also its smells goods this is great..... they convert a fouling trash into a good smelling building.........
Comment icon #13 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 14 years ago
I'll bet it smells fantastic in there..... I bet half of the building is made of empty Febreeze cans too.


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