'Hotel' offers nights as homeless person

2013-02-26 11:46
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Gothenburg - The "Faktum Hotel" in Gothenburg, Sweden has done away with beds, bathrooms - even a roof - and is instead letting guests choose to spend the night sleeping rough.

The Telegraph reports that the ‘hotel' is a scheme to raise money for Faktum, a street newspaper in Gothenburg, similar to the Big Issue. 

They have selected ten places around the city where some of its 3,400 homeless people are known to gather and are offering a night in each.

The "accommodation" options on the hotel's website are illustrated with atmospheric shots of locations including parkland, a pavement alongside a canal and a corner beneath a motorway bridge.

Each location gets the kind of positive write-up you would expect from any hotel website, highlighting features such as the proximity to local attractions and the history behind dilapidated buildings.

The "rooms" cost £10 a night and can be booked as a gift. There have been about 1,000 bookings so far and the website has apparently received close to 100,000 views.

Almost €10,000 has been raised so far, which goes towards charity work for homeless and socially vulnerable people.


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