06 Sep '11, 10pm

Oil Rig Escape Pods Become a Floating Hotel by @refunc My Latest for @TreeHugger #Travel (fixed url)

Garbage Architect Denis Oudendijk has gone and done the impossible by making off-shore oil rig waste actually cool. He's turned discarded escape pods into rustic, floating hotel rooms. The UFO-esque pods are about 14 feet in diameter and can house up to three people. Keep in mind, they have had very few alterations apart form an outside lock and a chemical toilet. Original instructions, both in English and in Dutch, for tying knots or using a flare gun can still be found. Each pod goes for around $100 dollars a night, so they aren't easy on the wallet. Denis purchased the first pod back in 2003 as part of a research project he says, "I was looking for a research vessel to study wasteflows next to rivers and canals. Living on board and mainly scouting for leftovers...I needed a boat with a roof." Since then, Denis has purchased quite a few of them. The pods have ranged betw...

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