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German Hotel Invites Beer Lovers to Cozy Up Inside a Recycled 19th Century Beer Barrel Bed

Posted By Lori Zimmer On January 5, 2013 @ 12:15 pm In carousel showcase,gallery,green Interiors,Recycled Materials | No Comments

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This AirBnB hotel [2] is Germany encourage guests to imbibe choice libations from their regional brewery [3] – and you can even spend the night in a beer barrel bed! The hotel room for the ultimate beer baron invites guests to snooze in a giant 19th Century beer barrel that has been converted into cozy sleeping quarters. The vintage wood barrel [4] comfortable sleeps two beer lovers.

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Potts Naturpark Brauerei [5] in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany has been supplying Germans (and the world) with malty beer [6] since the early 1800s. The proprietors of this Ostbevern bed and breakfast saw other possibilities for the oversized barrels [7] used to age and transport beer – so they transformed one into a cozy nook for sleeping!

This particularly historic beer barrel was in use for over 100 years – from the 19th Century until 1995. A half-circle of the end cap has been removed, and a platform was installed inside to support a double mattress. Visitors climb inside the recycled beer barrel bed up a few rungs of a ladder – like a bunk bed. Inside, the arched ceiling is confining to say the least, but there’s enough room for two!

Before climbing into the barrel, guests can also take a jaunt down to the property pond for another barrel experience Рanother 19th Century barrel has been converted into a barrel sauna [8] that offers guests a little relaxation before bed. Back in one of the three beer barrel rooms, cold glasses of beer await. Beer enthusiasts can have the ultimate beer-cation, spending the day exploring Germany’s breweries and nights tucked inside a cozy beer barrel.

+ Beer Barrel Airbnb [2]

Via Thrillist [9]


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[2] AirBnB hotel: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/213370

[3] regional brewery: http://inhabitat.com/berlins-kulturbraueri-is-a-cultural-center-transformed-from-a-19th-century-brewery/

[4] vintage wood barrel: http://inhabitat.com/native-trails-uses-reclaimed-wine-barrels-to-create-unique-bathroom-furniture/

[5] Potts Naturpark Brauerei: http://www.potts.de/

[6] malty beer: http://inhabitat.com/diy-a-simple-guide-to-beer-brewing-for-seasonal-ale-lovers/

[7] barrels: http://inhabitat.com/oil-barrels-transformed-into-colorful-chic-cabinets/

[8] barrel sauna: http://inhabitat.com/self-sufficient-shipping-container-sauna-box-will-get-you-hot-steamy/

[9] Thrillist: http://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/beer-barrel-bed_hotel_venue

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