Destination Design: Tubohotel

Tubohotel is exactly what it sounds like – a hotel made of tubes.

At Tubohotel, you book your own private giant concrete drainage tube, which includes a queen-sized bed, bedding, storage, curtains, and lighting.

Some are stacked in a pyramid shape. The tubes keep a pretty consistent temperature and even come with electrical outlets and WiFi. Surrounding the tubes is a more communal area with picnic tables, a pool, and barbecue areas where you can hang with the other guests. Located about 45 minutes south of Mexico City in the scenic area of Tepoztlan, Tubohotel takes full advantage of the beautiful surrounding mountain views. This one is a must-stay.

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What: Tubohotel
Where: Tlacaltipac, Glorieta km 17 s/n, Col. San Sebastian, Tepozltan, Morelos, Mexico 62520
How much: $50 USD per night for two people.
Highlights: Very affordable, WiFi in a concrete tube, social interaction with other guests, beautiful views, and the opportunity to tell people you slept in a drain pipe.
Design draw: Um, sleeping in giant concrete tubes?
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Photos by Luis Gordoa.

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Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.