The 2011 Bohemian Hostel for Backpackers competition has produced one seriously impractical design. The 328-foot skyscraper, should it ever be built, is to consist of 13-foot sections of stone stacked on top of one another to create a hollow interior cavern. It's "built for adventurers" and that's a good thing, because sleeping in a bivy on the side of a skyscraper isn't for the faint of heart. At least the design includes fifty rooms, a swimming pool, a cinema, spa, and gym. Welcome to Utopia hippy backpackers of the world. Oh, and there's no word on pricing, but you can bet that charging $25 dollars a night probably won't cover construction costs.
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