Nicole Jewell

Spend the Night in This Floating Eco-Hotel Made Out of Recycled Truck Parts

by , 08/27/14

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Looking for an off-the-beaten-path way to enjoy the last days of summer? How does staying at a floating, sustainable hotel made from repurposed truck parts sound? Designed by architects Matteo Pinto and Carolina Cisneros of design company ComboColab, the Truck-a-Float Hotel offers four separate sleeping pods made out of old windowed truck cabs. The unique accommodations, moored at Marina 59 in Far Rockaway, will only set you back between $60 and $90 per night.


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Each floating pod was constructed out of wood and white roofing panels and topped with repurposed pick-up truck caps to provide shade and ventilation for adventurous guests. Each pod contains a full-size cot (which sleeps two people), a fan, mosquito netting, a storage area and a fold-out table. Guests must bring their own bedding and towels, and the bathrooms are just a short walking distance away. Currently docked on the waters of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, the Truck-a-Float is just a few blocks from the A train.

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The designers hope that the eco-pod project will be the first of many to come. “Truck-a-Float pods have been created as a sort of urban critter using a “by-product” of the truck culture, inspired somewhat by the unique urban fauna characteristic of the marine environment. As a pilot project, Truck-a-Float is the first exploration of building Truck-a-Pods that we envision being able to be docked, afloat on a lake, up in a tree or somewhere on land,” they explain.

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