16 August 2005

Alternative Shelters

In my atelier, I also found an article advertizing the previous year's Motel Mozaique festival in Rotterdam where the public is invited to stay overnight in artworks.

The clipping had a picture of a tent hanging from a tree like a big tear drop.

My friend Kate gave me a page torn from an airline magazine featuring four alternative hotels:

The Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi in northern Lapland, Sweden melts every spring and is re-built each winter from thousands of tons of ice and snow.

Hotel Sidi Driss can be seen in Star Wars as the home of young Luke Skywalker. The labyrinth of centuries-old subterranean Berber cave dwellings is now a hotel found in Matmata in Southern Tunisia (pictures).

The luxurious Royal Tents of Rajasthan, India give a whole new meaning to camping.

A Cedar Creek Treehouse sleeps five people 50 feet up a giant cedar in Washington's Mt. Rainier National Park.

Seeing pictures of all of these alternative 'shelters' left me feeling very optimistic and creative.

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2 Comments:

Blogger perilisk said...

http://www.icehotel-canada.com/en/index.en.php

Thursday, 18 August, 2005  
Blogger Jennifer Metz said...

I did not know about that ice hotel. Thanks!

I also recently discovered Jules' Undersea Lodge ...

www.jul.com

... from Oprah's 'not your typical vacation list'.

Monday, 22 August, 2005  

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