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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,Design,Gallery,Green Interiors,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments
This AirBnB hotel  is Germany encourage guests to imbibe choice libations from their regional brewery  – 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  comfortable sleeps two beer lovers.
Potts Naturpark Brauerei  in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany has been supplying Germans (and the world) with malty beer  since the early 1800s. The proprietors of this Ostbevern bed and breakfast saw other possibilities for the oversized barrels  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 – another 19th Century barrel has been converted into a barrel sauna  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.
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 AirBnB hotel: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/213370
 regional brewery: http://inhabitat.com/berlins-kulturbraueri-is-a-cultural-center-transformed-from-a-19th-century-brewery/
 vintage wood barrel: http://inhabitat.com/native-trails-uses-reclaimed-wine-barrels-to-create-unique-bathroom-furniture/
 Potts Naturpark Brauerei: http://www.potts.de/
 malty beer: http://inhabitat.com/diy-a-simple-guide-to-beer-brewing-for-seasonal-ale-lovers/
 barrels: http://inhabitat.com/oil-barrels-transformed-into-colorful-chic-cabinets/
 barrel sauna: http://inhabitat.com/self-sufficient-shipping-container-sauna-box-will-get-you-hot-steamy/
 Thrillist: http://www.thrillist.com/travel/nation/beer-barrel-bed_hotel_venue
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