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Talk of Crazy Ideas: Culture Campsite in Rotterdam

Talk of Crazy Ideas: Culture Campsite in Rotterdam
Representative Image: Cube houses in the Old Harbour, Rotterdam , Photo Credit: Frans Blok / Shutterstock.com

From honeycombs to trash bins, from agricultural wagons to calf igloos, can your choice of accommodation get more designer than this?

OT Staff
August 26 , 2020
16 Min Read

Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, known for its unique buildings, now has one more architectural fantasy laid out for travellers. Culture Campsite, a group of designers and culture enthusiasts, have come together to lay out a quirky camping ground in a corner of Rotterdam. Dotting a once empty lot are flowers beds full of seasonal blooms and in between them are unique designer bedrooms made from upcycled and waste stream materials.

But these are neither regular bedrooms nor tents. These are creative architectural adaptations of myriad objects, some of them with their own quirky tales. The Expedition North Cape is a tailor-made roof tent from a venture that never took off.  Or take the Floating Bricks where walls combine two residual flows consisting of glass strokes and brick strips.

 
 
 
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𝗛𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗮𝘁 Ook slaapobject Honeycomb heeft voor dit seizoen een makeover gekregen. Het object is geschikt voor twee personen en heeft tegenwoordig een eigen terrasje en een lekker nieuw kleurtje. 🍸Waan je in dit stulpje een honingbij. 🐝 "ð˜ÂŒ𝘤𝘩𝘵 𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘦𝘬𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘸𝘢𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯 𝘣𝘦𝘻𝘰𝘦𝘬𝘦𝘳, 𝘬𝘶𝘯𝘴𝘵, 𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘶𝘶𝘳 𝘦𝘯 𝘥𝘶𝘶𝘳𝘻𝘢𝘢𝘮𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘥 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘬𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯." aldus Weekends in Rotterdam âžÂÂœ Boek via www.culturecampsite.com/honeycomb â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ 📷 Pim West #staycation #camping #campingvakantie #nachtjeweg #komieuitrotterdamdan #tinyhousetalk #duurzaamkamperen #cabinvibes #cabinlife #bijzondernachtjeweg #sustainibility #alternativeliving #ecofriendly #bijzonderecamping #cabinporn #architecture #Rotterdam #vakantiehuisje #ertussenuit #Rotterdam #rotterdamcity #010 #weekendsinrotterdam #culturecampsite #icampiamculture #dekroonrotterdam #travelgram #bijzonderplekje #vakantieineigenland #vakantienederland #vakantieinnederland

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𝗥𝗘𝗡𝗢𝗩𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗽.𝟭 Look at this beauty! Val Ross has two new windows to enjoy your views. â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ 🔎 The round window, dating back to the 30's, was rescued by Boris of @mudprojects from an old building in The Hague. Together they roamed around the Netherlands for 7 years... Now it has finally found its destination at the campsite! â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ Find out more about the Val Ross via https://www.culturecampsite.com/val-ross â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ 🔧 𝘔𝘜𝘋 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘴 #mudprojects #sleepingunit #culturecampsite #design #wastedesign #architecture #smallscalearchitecture #reusereducerecycle #recycle #icampiamculture #culturecampsite#rotterdammakeithappen #visitrotterdam #weloverotterdam #buildingcircular #sustainabletravel #upcycle #experimentalbuilding #architecturedesign #creativeminds #handmadelove #makersvillage #exploremore #bestvacations #doyoutravel

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The Scuba is a combination of two igloos in which calves are accommodated in a farm. Val Ros (Swedish for walrus) is made of an old animal silo. And if you have always yearned for dumpster diving but never managed to, then may be the garbage container sleeping pod is for you.

 
 
 
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📰 A VISION OF THE URBAN FUTURE "@𝘨𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘥𝘢𝘮 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵’𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘢𝘧𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵. ð˜”𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘺’𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘤𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘢 𝘸𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦-𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘦 𝘤𝘪𝘳𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘳 𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘰𝘮𝘺." â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ 💝 Today Culture Campsite is mentioned in The @guardian along with great Rotterdam based allies such as @floatingfarmnl, @bluecity010, @aloharotterdam, @verhalenhuisbelvedere, @fruitleatherrotterdam, @dakendagen and @rotterzwam. Read the whole article via the link in our bio. â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ 📷 On the photo sleeping object Val Ross, equipped with a double bed thus suitable for two people. It is made of a former silo and made by @MUDprojects. Picture made by Heeman-Fotografie. â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ 📆 We will open again 1st of May. Book via www.culturecampsite.com/objects. â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€â Â€ #icampiamculture #rotterdammakeithappen #newspaper #visitrotterdam #wanderlust #rotterdamtravel #wastefreecirculareconomy #buildingcircular #sustainabletravel #upcycle #recycleupcyclereusereduce #mycreativecommunity #experimentalbuilding #artfinder #artfeatureland #architecturelovers #architecturedesign #creativeminds #handmadelove #makersvillage #exploremore #bestvacations #doyoutravel #exploringtheglobe #ilovetravel #planetdiscovery #travelgram #exploreeverything #exploretocreate #exploreeverywhere #visitrotterdam

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The number of people (one to two, two to three) who can be accommodated differs depending on the sleeping pod. Each pod can be locked from inside and outside. There is a common living room, kitchen with cooking supplies and common sanitary facilities on the campsite. They will provide you with linen while towels and extra blankets are available on request. Drinks and snacks are also available.

For a full list of the unique but quirky sleeping pods, campsite facilities and rules, check here.

 


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