Hamster Villa – Nantes, France - Atlas Obscura
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Hamster Villa

Sleep in the hay, spin the wheel and eat grain pellets to your heart's delight. 


If you’re looking for an unusual accommodation in Nantes, France, look no further than the Hamster Villa. Complete with a fully functioning wheel and a bed of hay, the Hamster Villa allows visitors to live out a strange night as a cuddly childhood pet.

Designer Yann Falquerho came up with the idea for the bizarre hotel room after realizing the hotel industry was lacking “on the little-known animal-transformation niche.” Falquerho opened his hotel in 2009 to swarms of press and an even larger group of people who wanted to book the hotel for a night to live out a hamster fantasy.

Besides the hamster wheel, $150 per night gets you your very own water tube and a double bed thats accessible from a small step ladder. Although the Hamster Villa seems sparse now, Falquerho has plans to include a big-screen television in the future to mix a touch of human into his hotel room/cage.

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