(CNN) — Imagine having a hotel all to yourself, apart from the person you’re sharing a room with. At these quirky one-room properties, you can do just that.
But these aren’t your average small-scale guest houses. From a crane by the ocean and an anus to a communist-era TV tower, CNN rounds up the quirkiest one-room hotels that travelers can book into in 2019.
Harlingen Harbor Crane
From 1967 to 1996, the crane unloaded timber from Russia and Scandinavia. In 2001, the crane was sold and it took the new owners two years to turn the former machine room into a cozy space.
Guests access the room, which sits at 49 meters (160 feet) in the sky, via an elevator made from the original external ladders of the crane. With floor-to-ceiling windows, the space can be rotated 360 degrees — this is operated via a control panel inside the room. There’s also a small outdoor deck.
One feature that will please those who seek true solitude during their stay? Breakfast is delivered up to the room via a special elevator — no human interaction necessarily.
Dokkade 5 8862, NZ Harlingen, The Netherlands; +31 517 414 410
One Room Hotel
Peter von Reichenberg
Mahlerovy sady 2699/1, Prague 3-Žižkov; +420 210 320 081
When it comes to hotel exteriors, it doesn’t get any funkier than this.
CasAnus is the brainchild of Dutch artist Joep van Lieshout, who created a series of installations between 2005 and 2008 depicting human organs.
The exteriors of the structure are painted dark red, save for a depiction of an anus which is in yellow. Inside, the accommodation is painted a serene white.
The hotel is managed by Verbeke Foundation, a modern art museum that also offers other unique one-room concepts housed inside life-sized art installations.
9190 Stekene, Belgium; +32 378 922 07
The hotel’s website warns travelers that the room is not for families since it’s impossible to add an extra bed — but that’s not the only thing unusual about it.
To add to the cozy vibe, the majority of the furniture — the pull-out table, mini-bar and wardrobe — is built-in.
Tullinsgade 1, 1618 København, Denmark; +45 332 100 95
The house dates back to 1728. The story goes that, back then, a law required couples to be homeowners before they could get married. In order to help lovebirds bypass this law, a businessman built a house in a narrow space between two existing properties. Couples could buy the home as a temporary measure, then sell it to the next couple once they were wed.
Seminargasse 8, 92224 Amberg, Germany; +49 962 137 854
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