Friday, October 5, 2007

I liked it when it was called a camper...

It's happened more than once...

You're sitting at an Ohio State tailgate, a beer deep for every hour after midnight, and you think to yourself, "I could really go for a power nap right now."

I present to you the Travelodge Travelpod [Version 2.0]!

These glass shipping container-like boxes can be rented like regular hotel rooms and travel virtually anywhere! The initial trials were carried out last summer, but now they've added 40% more space and all kinds of crazy new Travelpod amenities.

From their website:

Travelodge has produced the ultimate accessory for lovers of outdoor entertainment. Forget waterlogged tents - now you can have for the first time, a mobile bedroom or 'Travelpod' to make even the fussiest festival-goer feel at home.

The room comes complete with:
- Air conditioning
- Heater
- Flat screen TV
- DVD player with a collection of DVDs
- Ambient lighting which includes bedside lights and a illuminated headboard
- Tea / coffee making facilities
- Washroom with biodegradable toilet and washbasin with running water facilities

In addition, the furnishings are made from recyclable timber and lighting has been designed to use low wattage bulbs. The room comes complete with a luxury double bed, bedside lights, duvet, pillows, fully carpeted floor, window blinds, dressing table with light, mirror and chair.

The palatial pod is sealed in a 6 metre (length) by 2.4 metre (width) x 2.6 metre (height) clear polycarbonate glass box but inside, the features replicate the conventional Travelodge hotel room just recently re-designed.