A housing bubble eventually brings about an economic collapse. But an unusual hotel bubble? Now that’s just cool.
So it is at the Museumotel in northwest France.
The Museummotel’s complex is located on an island and are part Smurf village, part spaceship pod and part Andy Warhol gallery.
The nine bubble-bungalow units here were originally constructed in the late-1960s as an attempt to create practical, cheap housing. Today, it looks a little like it has been since the late-1960s that anyone has updated the furnishings or peacenik art.
Fortunately, another part of the original intent of the Museumotel complex survives as well—staying here is cheap (by France standards). A self-standing bubble-bungalow with en suite bathroom and internet access can be yours for a little as €55 per person per night. Spot Cool Stuff suggests staying in The Orange Bubble, which is a little larger than the others and has two large windows looking out over the river.
Many of the bubble-bungalows are rented out for weeks (and even months) at a time, so make reservations well in advance. Even if you aren’t staying here it is worth stopping by for a drink or bite to eat at the Museumotel’s bar and cafe.