No really. It’s a hotel made entirely out of rubbish. Twelve tonnes of rubbish to be precise and all of it has been collected from Europe’s beaches. What a trashy lot of European scruff-heads we are!
The hotel is located in the beautiful city of Rome and was created by German artist HA Schult as part of a campaign to raise awareness of the coastline’s pollution. Distinguished guests include lovely eco-warrior Helena Christensen. I’m still waiting for my special invitation but it seems to have got lost in the post. I’ve stayed in some dumps before but this place really is a tip. What? The cringer-puns are just throwing themselves at me.
Call it a gimmick if you like but there’s nothing gimmicky about our throwaway lifestyles and there’s nothing funny about all the inorganic rubbish we leaved behind for the Earth to choke on and this hotel is a clever and artsy way to raise awareness. I love it!