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To make the most of the material, LOT-EK cut the tank into two sections. The first section was placed horizontally over the living room and contains two sleeping pods that look a lot like something out of 2001: A Space Odyssey. And as if getting some shuteye in one of the bed capsules wasn’t already cool enough, get this – they’re accessible via four hydraulic piston operated hatchback doors. That means that you just have to push a button to have complete darkness when you want to sleep or daylight when you just feel like lounging.

The second half of the tanker was placed vertically within the space from floor to ceiling. Its function is to hold two bathroom pods, stacked right on top of one another. The interior of the powder rooms is coated with automotive enamel, and all of the plumbing is located on the exterior in keeping with the industrial theme.

In order to make the sleeping pods and upper bathroom accessible, a fire escape ladder and a catwalk made of metal grating were installed. Since walking on metal grating can be a little unnerving, especially if you’re into wearing stilettos, the holes were filled in with clear resin to create a smooth, even walking surface. We don’t know who resides in the Morton Loft (we’re guessing the Mortons?) but we sure hope they know how lucky they are to be living in such a unique home!