AirHotel, a sustainable and mobile hanging hotel designed by a group of Belgian artists, is actually a collection of six unique pod-like rooms, each with its own theme. From May 10 to June 2, AirHotel will be set up at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival in the UK, where a stay in one of its wacky rooms will begin at about $US57 per occupant.
Featured above, the largest of all the "rooms", The Shulp ("Little Cottage"), sleeps up to six. It's divided into three distinct mini-suites, each furnished with two single beds. [TimeCircus via Inhabitat via GizMag]
This VIP room accommodates two guests. It hangs 2.5m off the ground from four different suspension points. Glass skylights filter sunlight into this wooden cocoon.
This room may resemble a giant flimsy paper lantern, but unfold it and you have a sturdy blooming lotus flower with room for up to four single beds. It hangs 4m up, from four different suspension points.
Made of metal but disguised with wood, this larger-than-life bird's nest hangs 4m off the ground. Its portal window brings in natural light to the pale faux-leather upholstered interior.
The "ugly duckling" of the set, this patchwork-draped, steel-framed wooden cube sleeps two people. Its retractable roof provides ventilation and sunlight; the sides flip down to provide access to the bed.
Sterreschijter ("The Star Shitter")
This tree-mounted structure may resemble an oversized baby carriage with a retractable sunroof, but it can comfortably sleep two grown adults. It is secured at about 6m off the ground.
The Wellness Center
This solar-powered structure is where guests check in. Here, they are given the "house rules" as well as a reading light and an introduction to the hotel's owners and staff: "Tuning Tony", "Heartbreaking Lucy", "The Strongest Granny in the Entire World" and "Silent Branbo". (Editor's note: These names were translated to the best of Google's ability from the hotel's Belgian webpage. I hope they're accurate, because they are pretty amazing.)