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Cheap affordable accommodation in Holland for a limited time only. These concrete crash pads by designers Gunda Wiesner and Andreas Strauss are the shape of hotels to come.

They hit on the idea of taking sections of large concrete drainage pipes and fitting them out as individual sleeping spaces for passing travelers. The three pipe-pods are grouped together in a grassy park by the Danube, in the Austrian city of Ottensheim, near Linz. The pods are docked by other amenities such as bathrooms, a bar and a cafeteria. Rooms are booked online and guests receive the door codes to their personal pod suites by post. Payment is simple: prior to taking off, just leave an amount in your room that you think is fair for the length of your stay.

This reminds me of an industrialized version of Japanese capsule hotels.

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