No Walls, No Ceiling: This Hotel Has a Pretty Good View of the Alps

Just hope it doesn't rain

Swiss conceptual artists Frank and Patrick Riklin can add "hotelier" to their respective CVs now, as they've created an "open air hotel" above the Swiss Alps. Called the Null Stern, it's really just a double bed, a tile floor, two end tables and two lamps, with no walls or ceiling protecting occupants from the surrounding wilderness. It's more of an open Airbnb, really.

The brothers Riklin think "sightseeing" should be a more literal process that doesn't stop when tourists return to their hotels after an eventful day, and they plan to open similar outdoor hotels around Switzerland. Think of it like a campsite, except it's $250 a night and a valet makes sure you don't get lost in the woods and brings you breakfast in bed. You still have to poop on the ground, too.

This idea certainly raises a few questions about possible adjustments to weather and climate. Do they just tarp over the room when it rains? Are there summer and winter versions of this idea? Did the world really need a more pretentious version of camping?

Via Fast Company.