The Everland in Paris must be the hotel with the “ultimate room with a view”, and probably the only mobile hotel in the world that has just that – one room – which can be booked for one night only. The room resembles more a capsule, or a pod, or a modern tree-house, or even an art installation. It spans across 35 square metres (dimensions 12 x 4.5 x 4.5 m) and weighs 10 tons.
The hotel’s only room has a bathroom, a king-size bed, a mini-bar, a lounge, and a retro vinyl record collection. The Everland Hotel is a project of Switzerland-based an architect duo L/B (Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann). The smallest hotel in Paris used to be hoisted up the roof of the neo-classical Palais de Tokyo (The Contemporary Art Museum of Paris) with a breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower.
Hotel Everland was first developed for the Everland exhibition (curated by Gianni Jetzer) for the Swiss Expo 02. Originally, this mobile hotel was installed on Lake Neuchatel near the Swiss town of Yverdon-les-Bains for four months.
Following the Swiss Expo, the hotel was transported to Burgdorf and set up on the roof of L/B’s studio. From 2006 until 2007, this mobile pavillion was perched up on the roof-deck of the Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig, Germany. The Museum visitors were given an opportunity to peak at the hotel during the Museum’s opening hours, but after 6 pm the hotel was reserved only for guests.
As far as the booking goes, good luck with finding an open date. The reservation page used to appear once in a while on the website meaning that you had to be very patient and wait in front of your computer for the booking window to appear. This frustrated some people who even called the Museum trying to obtain the reservation.
If you wanted to spend just one night at the hotel, it would have set you back €330 ($420) during the week and €444 ($560) for the weekend for two people. However, after 159 days in Yverdon-les-Bains, 320 days in Leipzig and 557 days in Paris, we can only guess what the next destination for the Everland Hotel is going to be.
Wherever the Everland Hotel pops up next, make sure to see it since this portable hotel and a work of art rolled into one is in a class by itself. watch video below
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