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Hotel made from trash Answered

The first hotel made from garbage has opened in Rome. Made by Save the Beach, the hotel used over 26,000 lbs of trash collected from European beaches.

Designer H.A. Shult explains “It’s made of garbage because where ever you go on this planet there is garbage. We are living in a time of garbage on the planet which we have only rented.”

OK, the hotel isn't entirely made of trash. The structure is prefab so that no one gets killed by a pile of trash falling on them. If you want to see it in person, go and check it out soon as it is not permanent.

World’s First Hotel Made of Garbage Rises in Rome


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kelseymh
kelseymh

10 years ago

I've stayed in European "hotels" made of garbage, but those weren't intentional :-/

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 10 years ago

I've stayed in hostels that served garbage for food. Sound similar?

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

A little too familiar, if you know what I mean...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

I've been in hospitals where you couldn't tell the food from the plastic ustensils by taste.....

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 10 years ago

I've been to a hospital where they served the biggest, best, most wonderous cheap meals ever. I usually tip generously.

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Gorfram
Gorfram

10 years ago

Maybe I'm too easily annoyed, but it seems incorrect to say that the hotel is made from trash when all the structural portions were made from pre-fabbed, presumably non-trash, components. From the pics, it looks the use of trash is limited to the building's garbage facade.

If so, then the false claim that the hotel itself was made from trash places a symbolic "garbage facade" on the whole project. But does that undermine the creators' intent, or reinforce it?

:)

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

Hmmmm....somebody get up on the wrong side of the lily pond? :-)

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Gorfram
Gorfram

Reply 10 years ago

Yeah... I guess it's just been one of those days that put the "Grr..." into "Grribit." :)

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

*sigh* ok, let me know if I am wrong, but I puzzled over what Grribit meant for about 5 minutes, and then realized your avatar is a frog and you are combining Grrr with ribit, yes?

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Gorfram
Gorfram

Reply 10 years ago

Yes.

Some frogs say "Ribit," and some say "Gribit" (I'm sure I've seen the "gribit" thing somewhere or other... :). Frogs to whom the Stress Fairy* is being especially generous this week might say "Grrr...ribit."

(*nothing truly horrible, just an extra dose or two of the normal tooth-grinding of everyday existence)

If it makes you feel any better, I had to puzzle over Kelsey's "lily pond" reference for a few minutes until I remembered that my avatar is a frog. :)

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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

Reply 10 years ago

Now I feel bad that I got it instantly.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 10 years ago

And Kermit says: Times are fun when you're having flies. LOL

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 10 years ago

Same here man.

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porcupinemamma
porcupinemamma

10 years ago

Well, lol...I think it's just plain fun, and it would make an excellent project for school kids who are learning about the impact of over -consumption of "stuff" upon the earth