The Garbage Hotel Takes Eurotrash to a New Level

The Garbage Hotel --built out of twelve tons of trash collected from European beaches--opened yesterday in Madrid, Spain.

The hotel is part of a campaign to draw attention to what our beach holidays will feel like in the future if we do not take care of the worlds beaches.

Originally erected in Rome in June for World Environment Day, the art-installation hotel is on tour and will be in Madrid from January 19th to the 23rd.

Ten people will be accommodated each night in the five double rooms, but organizers say don't expect a luxurious stay instead guests will "live an experience with a strong environmental committment."

The cost of staying a night at the luxury garbage hotel? Free, but only for the select few that are chosen through the organizations social media sites.  The rooms in the hotel are being raffled online through the organizations social media sites and

But, for those who do not relish spending the night surrounded by trash, the Garbage Hotel is open to the public from 11am to 7pm until January 23rd.

The hotel was constructed by prestigious German artist HA Shult, who is famous for his work 'Trash Men' --a piece composed of thousands of life-sized human figures completely made of trash.

"The philosophy of this Hotel is that it shows the damages that we are causing to the sea and the coast; it reflects how things can end up if we do not take care of our planet. We live in the era of trash, and we run the risk of becoming trash. Do we really want such a world?" says Schult.

Below is a complete list of all the materials used to make the Hotel.

- 12 tons of garbage found across 24 European beaches 
- 50 pillars
- 80 panels
- 2,000 screws
- 1 electric generator producing 80 Kw
- 3 chemical toilets
- 20 sheet sets
- More than a million pieces of rubbish
- 200m2 of artificial grass
- 12m3 of beach sand

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