VW Beetle Houses World’s Smallest Hotel

Nina Slawek, Open Jaw

Getting rid of an old rust bucket usually means a drive to the junk yard. But not for Mohammed Al Malaheem who has converted an old jalopy of a VW Beetle into the world’s tiniest hotel.

According to Al Malaheem, who goes by the name Abu Ali, the battered but clearly well-loved car offers a five-star sleeping experience. The sleeping might be fine, but one can’t help but wonder where the bathroom is.

The car is located the Jordanian desert village of Al Jaya where, Abu Ali says "I wanted to start a project that improves its situation and places it on the tourism map, because it truly overlooks some of the most beautiful scenery in the region."

Largely deserted by residents who have left in search of a more modern lifestyle, Al Jaya is located near Al Shoubak, home to an imposing 12th century castle called Montreal.

Open Jaw has no information on the commission structure at the present time.


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