Wine-casks turned into hotel rooms

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31 Responses to “Wine-casks turned into hotel rooms”

  1. Antinous / Moderator says:

    It starts with stuffing yourself into a wine cask and it ends here.

  2. nanuq says:

    Would you have Bilbo and Frodo as neighbours?

  3. js7a says:

    I don’t know about you, but when I’m looking for on-the-road accommodations, an airtight seal isn’t always at the top of my list.

  4. Redmond Cooper says:

    Just remeber… when the cask is a rockin, don’t come a knockin.

  5. eltonbong says:

    lol @ Nanuq- The day the Shire went condo….

  6. ROSSINDETROIT says:

    Wait… Dutch wine? I thought I ‘d tried it all.

  7. igpajo says:

    I’d love to have one of those to turn into a playhouse for the kids in the backyard.

  8. Bekah says:

    the truck carrying the casks appeared to be from a close neighbour so maybe not Dutch wine :)

  9. Takuan says:

    I’m sorry, am I given to understand these casks are indeed empty? I’m afraid I just do not see the point.

  10. Moriarty says:

    @#16: I agree. A hotel consisting of “sealed tightly” barrels sounds a bit like a setting for an Edgar Allen Poe story. Or maybe a Grimm’s Fairy Tale.

  11. TroofSeeker says:

    Tried it with sepic tanks. No good.

  12. Takuan says:

    for the love of god, Moriarty! (pass the corkscrew)

  13. pinehead says:

    That is absolutely gorgeous. I would love to sleep a night or two in one of those casks. Oh, I wonder what the walls smell like; old and sweet? Maybe dry and almost powdery, but with a woody undertone. And they look so pleasant inside and out, too.

  14. The Lizardman says:

    I like it.

  15. Tswarts says:

    Just enjoyed a fine meal at Old West Steak house in Steamboat Springs. They have tables set in old wine casks stacked one atop another, but they no longer serve meals in them. Seems some child fell out of one and after the parents sued, the new owner decided it wasn’t worth the risk. Guests may still climb in for a visit, however; not sure if they have to sign a release.

  16. presto says:

    I have seen my future. I must one day have a home made of these.

  17. Drhaggis says:

    Bah! I could build those with some cinder blocks and some planks from a barn. And what about the wine outgassing?

  18. Simon Cameron says:

    I have stayed at this hotel. It is a pretty cool experience in a pretty cool town.

  19. mooremadrid says:

    @6 – EMPTY Dutch wine barrels – you’re just sleeping in what they had left over from a heavy session last week.

    …seriously though, 150 dollars a night to sleep in a barrel in a sleepy town? – I get the quirkiness thing, but shouldn’t part of the charm also come from the low price of sleeping in something way smaller than a half-size shipping container, or maybe this is just my grouchy early morning mood meeting my claustrophobia and tripping over my stupid-crisis attitudes.

  20. Captain Maybe says:

    “The wine casks are a great reuse as hotel rooms because of their ability to seal tightly.”

    This struck me as very slightly ominous. Just sayin’.

  21. seanboing says:

    lol @takuan. Reminds me of a certain classic movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssM4KBRX_Qw

  22. murata says:

    How do you select a room Red or White ?

  23. Irene Delse says:

    What, nobody made a reference to Diogenes yet?

  24. merreborn says:

    “The wine casks are a great reuse as hotel rooms because of their ability to seal tightly.”

    That’s actually not desirable in a living space. Proper circulation of air is critical, or you end up with nasty mold and humidity problems.

  25. sfro says:

    Another reason to go to the Netherlands….

  26. Takuan says:

    that would be dishonest

  27. frogmarch says:

    The appeal of these is actually quite simple to explain: I like big butts, and I can not lie.

    (OK, strictly speaking, I think these are tuns, but you see my point. You other brothers can’t deny.)

  28. Big Ed Dunkel says:

    Complete with hot & cold running Chardonnay.

  29. arkizzle says:

    that would be dishonest

    Or cynical :p

  30. unclewilco says:

    now turning Beer Barrels into Garden Sheds would be good ideas as well..

  31. bardfinn says:

    Frogmarch has won. Internet is over. Everyone go home.

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