Bigger is usually better when it comes to hotels and other accommodations. A large hotel room is always an attractive prospect. But in this case, it’s the smallness of this “hotel room” that makes it popular among tourists. It’s none other than an old converted Volkswagen Beetle, stripped down to fit a bed and nothing much else.
64-year-old Mohammed Al-Malahim of Jordan believes that his Beetle is the smallest hotel in the world. He charges $75 for a night’s stay. He started this business in 2011 and has attracted scores of tourists who want to stay in someplace quirky and unconventional.
The car sits on stones in Shoubak, Jordan, overlooking some of the loveliest scenery in the region.
The interior of the car is furnished with embroidered sheets and pillows, all hand-made.
On record, the world’s smallest hotel is actually the Eh’hausl hotel in Amberg, Germany, which is only 173 square feet. But Al-Malahim thinks that his little car deserves the distinction.
“I wanted to start a project that improves its situation and places it on the tourism map, because it truly overlooks some of the most beautiful scenery in the region,” said Al-Malahim to CNN.
Stafford Newsome and Kaitlin Taft, tourists from the U.S., are seen here trying out the tiny hotel.
Al-Malahim has a cave which serves as the lobby of his “hotel.”
Here he prepares food for his guests and displays souvenir items.
The guests take their meals here.
Aside from the Eh’hausl hotel, other tiny hotels include Hotel Central and Cafe in Copenhagen, Denmark. It has only one double room and a small bathroom with a shower. Guests can use the stocked mini refrigerator, Wi-Fi, and TV. Two bicycles are also provided to use around the city.
The World’s Smallest Inhabited Island Is Just Big Enough For A House And A Tree
One misstep and you’re swimming.
A lot of us have fantasized about owning an island where we can hide away from people and live in peace. Owning an island is also a status symbol, with lots of celebrities such as David Beckham and Leonard DiCaprio buying their own pieces of land from faraway places. But most of these islands are pretty big and can hold a large estate, complete with sweeping gardens and probably basketball courts. Wouldn't be cool to own an island that is big enough for just one small house?
In Alexandria Bay in New York state lies a tiny speck of land just big enough for a small house and a tree. Aptly named Just Room Enough Island, it's one of the 1,864 islands located on the St. Lawrence River which separates New York and Ontario, Canada.
This tiny speck of land in New York state is called Just Room Enough Island.
Tristan Da Cunha: The Most Remote Inhabited Archipelago in The World
Here’s the place that might be great for those needing a break from the busy city life.
To say our world is fascinating would be an understatement. There are many hidden gems and mysteries we have yet to uncover on this planet. The more we study what's around us, the more curious we become. And the more we see of the world, the more we realize there's still much to explore.
Tristan da Cunha is the world's most remote inhabited archipelago.
Decorating Fences With Trash Is A Thing In New Zealand
Some hate it and some love it!
What do you usually do with items you no longer have a use for, like your old toothbrushes, boots, or bras? Usually, you discard them and toss them into the trash or find other ways to reuse them. For some people in New Zealand, however, these items can be used as decors for fences -- the famous of this can be found in Central Otago.
The Cardrona Bra Fence has become a unique tourist attraction that started in 1999. It has gained worldwide attention for the colorful brassieres brazenly displayed on the fence.