Hotel Made From Recycled Wine Barrels

01/17/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

When it comes to hotels in recycled structures we have seen them all at TreeHugger. First there was the Jumbo Hostel, a hotel lodged in an ageing Boeing 747. Almost ready for take-off this month. Then there is the Austrian one that is made out of old concrete sewer pipes. Or you might like the one in Uxbridge, UK, that is made out of steel shipping containers.

But today's special is for the wine lovers among us: it is a hotel in Stavoren, a very old port in northern Holland. The rooms where you sleep are in 15,000 litre wine barrels. There are four of them, each created from Swiss drums that used to contain Beaujolais wine from the French chateau area.