Sleep in a giant boot, forest hut or old tram on your next vacation
By Aimee Heckel
Looking for something to spice up your next vacation? Forget the typical Best Western.
Lately, we’ve noticed a surge in unique and totally intriguing places to stay around the world. Here are three of the most interesting lodging options that caught our eye.
1. Would you stay in “Sweden’s most primitive hotel?”
They call this one Kolarbyn, and it’s basically a tiny hut built under a hill between two trees. No electricity or heat, other than a fireplace. Enjoy the “floating sauna” on the lake, fresh spring water and curl up on a mat with a sheep skin rug. This peaceful destination attracts people who seek connection with nature and an escape from the daily grind. The price: 44 Euros per night per person.
2. Want to live like Mother Goose?
There was an old woman who lived in a shoe — and now you can, too. (See how we rhymed that just them. Golden.) Stay at The Boot in Tasman, New Zealand, a bed and breakfast shaped like a giant boot, furnished for two. It’s surrounded by gardens and serves up organic produce. Relax by the fireplace with complimentary chocolates and experience a real life fairytale, er, without all of the children that you wouldn’t know what to do with. The price: $255 a night through AirBNB.com.
3. Do you really like trains? A lot?
Stay in an old city tram and railcar converted into a hotel in the Netherlands, in the Controversy Tram Hotel. The bedrooms are train-themed and include beds, showers and toilets. The price: 60 Euros per night.
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