Do you wonder what this is?
It looks like wagon or caboose, but actually it is one-room, luxurious mobile hotel.
Hotel Everland was first developed on invitation of the Curator Gianni Jetzer for the Exhibition concept "Everland" at the Swiss national exhibition in the year 2002. The Hotel was planned by L/B (Sabina Lang and Daniel Baumann) and built by a team of craftspeople in Burgdorf.
It was transported to Yverdon where it was located on the lake of Neuchatel for 4 moth. After the end of Expo.02 the mobile pavilion was brought to Burgdorf and was placed on the factory roof at L/B's studio.
From June 2006 until September 2007 the one room hotel was exhibited and run as a Hotel on the roof-deck of the Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig, Germany. Like in Yverdon, visitors could take a peek at the Hotel during the opening hours of the museum, after closing hours at 18.00 it was reserved for the guests.
Everland is a Hotel with only one room including a bathroom deluxe, a king-size bed and a lounge.
The concept for operating the hotel was defined by the artists. All facets are important constituents of the artistic idea: The room can be booked for one night only, the mini-bar is fully stocked and included in the price, breakfast is delivered to the door and a record collection stands at ones disposal.
Notable is the request to steal the golden embroidered bath towels as a memento.
As a last destination Hotel Everland moves to Paris from October 2007 until end of 2008. High above the city, with a view on the Eiffel Tower, it is installed on the roof of Palais de Tokyo. It will also be possible to book the room for the night or visit it during the day.
If you have 333 Euro (Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday) or 444 Euro ( Thursday, Friday, Saturday) to spare and you are patient enough to try and book a room for a night...go for it!
Check on everland booking and...good luck!
If you don't want to look at Eiffel Tower maybe you should wait 'till the end of year 2008 to see where the hotel will be placed next...