The Flying Nest Is a Nomadic Hotel That Travels Around the World
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The Flying Nest Is a Nomadic Hotel That Travels Around the World

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By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
French designer Ora-ïto repurposes old shipping containers to create a mobile hotel.

Paris–based designer Ora-ïto is taking hotel design to the next level with the Flying Nest. Designed for AccorHotels, the ultra-mobile retreat is made from old shipping containers. The rooms can be transported to any location and reassembled in just half a day.

The cozy 130-square-foot rooms are clad in eco-friendly wood paneling both inside and out. Each room offers a private bathroom and a large picture window to frame the views. The units are self-sufficient and connected by terraces which create public spaces for socializing.

The mobile hotel rooms are made from repurposed shipping containers. Here they are shown stacked in a warehouse and ready to be deployed. 

The mobile hotel rooms are made from repurposed shipping containers. Here they are shown stacked in a warehouse and ready to be deployed. 

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AccorHotels has been testing the concept at various locations throughout France, and they recently launched it at the Avoriaz ski resort. The rooms will provide wintertime accommodations at the foot of the slopes until March 17, 2019.

The Flying Nest's current incarnation is called Avoriaz 1800—a reference to the hotel's location at 1,800 meters above sea level.

The Flying Nest's current incarnation is called Avoriaz 1800—a reference to the hotel's location at 1,800 meters above sea level.

The stackable rooms are clad in eco-friendly wood paneling and they can be quickly assembled on-site. 

The stackable rooms are clad in eco-friendly wood paneling and they can be quickly assembled on-site. 

The self-sufficient rooms are connected by small terraces. 

The self-sufficient rooms are connected by small terraces. 

French hotel group AccorHotels road tested the Flying Nest in various locations. The nomadic rooms will sit at the ski resort until the end of March. 

French hotel group AccorHotels road tested the Flying Nest in various locations. The nomadic rooms will sit at the ski resort until the end of March. 

The minimalist interiors are clad in light wood paneling and feature large picture windows which frame the landscape and help integrate the "nests" into their setting. 

The minimalist interiors are clad in light wood paneling and feature large picture windows which frame the landscape and help integrate the "nests" into their setting. 

You can book an Ora-ïto-designed Flying Nest at Avoriaz 1800 starting at €150 (around $173) per night.