Archived Articles: Boutique & Art Hotels

Whether you want to travel the world in luxury and style or take steps and streets off of the beaten bath, there is sure to be a unique, offbeat and amazing hostel, hotel or resort in this section to suit your desires. From spacious urban retreats to cozy remote treehouses:

Expanding the ISS: Inflatable Space Hotel Room Sent into Orbit

A new space hotel room will be the first addition to the International Space Station in years, part of a test to see whether inflatable rooms can serve as more ...

Sleep with Sharks: 10 of the World’s Most Extreme AirBNBs

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, how does a relaxing evening sleeping in a shark tank, a subterranean vault filled with human skeletons or the ...

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Beyond the Glass Ceiling: 14 Houses & Hotels Made for Stargazing

Watch for shooting stars and identify constellations from the comfort of a warm and cozy bed in rooms designed to provide nearly unfettered access to the sky, ...

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Van Gogh’s Iconic Bedroom Brought to Life & Available to Rent

The Art Institute of Chicago has brought one of the most famous paintings of Vincent Van Gogh to life like never before: a complete replica realized in three ...

Bookshop B&B: Novel Vacation Loft Lets You Run Storefront Below

If you have ever wanted to fully experience life as a bookseller in a small town by the sea, this quirky combination home-and-bookstore holiday rental may be ...

Water Bed: Tow an Amphibious Mobile Shelter Behind Your Bike

Combining the cheap convenience of a hostel with the outdoor access of a tent, this wheeled micro-dwelling can be carted behind a bicycle then lowered into the ...

Crash Pads: Sleeper Vans Let You Stay in NYC for $20 a Night

Hotel rooms in Manhattan cost hundreds and even a cheap hostel-style hotel with partition walls in the Bowery runs nearly $100 per night, but starting around ...

Wall on Wheels: Sliding Facade Swaps Indoor for Outdoor Space

Tucked into an historic winding Hutong of Beijing, this work of convertible architecture featuring a modular moving wall to make maximum use of flexible ...

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Home-Free Living: German Woman Trades in Rent for Train Ticket

Reasoning that a full-time train pass costs less than an apartment, a 23-year-old German writer and student has exchanged her life in a fixed location for one ...

Modular Camping: Flexible Pod Tents Connect & Subdivide

Looking as much like a kind of outer space habitat system as a campground compound, an assembled complex of POD units can be arrayed in whatever pattern ...

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