You can stay in recycled grain silos for $79 a night at this quirky Dutch campsite — take a look inside

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As tiny houses continue to be a popular option for travelers, one campsite in the Netherlands is home to some of the quirkiest small structures yet. 

Culture Campsite built several tiny homes from recycled waste and each measures less than 100 square feet. Starting at $79 per night, visitors can stay in a former animal grain silo or a repurposed delivery truck in the Netherlands. 

Keep reading to find out more about Culture Campsite and to tour some of its most popular tiny houses.

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Culture Campsites has 11 unique structures available for rent — each was made from recycled waste.

The homes are located in a renovated parking lot just outside of Rotterdam.

“Culture Campsite is sustainable city camping, but not with tents and campers,” Laura Abbink, one of the founders, told Insider. “At Culture Campsite you’ll sleep in one of the different architectural objects made from upcycled materials. Varying from re-used grain silos to converted garbage containers, they have one thing in common: They’re made from waste materials.”

The Little Pea is among the most popular structures at the campsite. It’s made from discarded animal grain silos.

Abbink said this is her favorite structure at the site because she has a lot of great memories of living in it herself. 

“It used to function as a self-sufficient little home away from home to fit on the back of an old pick-up truck,” she said. 

Inside Little Pea, there is a double bed that can sleep two people.

The walls are also insulated so that guests can stay comfortable during the colder days. 

This structure is made from an old silo that used to be on a Dutch farm.

It’s named Val Ross, which means “walrus” in Swedish. 

The oddly shaped structure fits one double-size bed and has lots of light.

Starting at $79 per night, each tiny house comes with bed linen, WiFi, and access to the shared bathrooms, which can be found on the campgrounds. 

This structure known as Sleeping Pod has been made with materials that once acted as a shelter for cattle.

The pod sits high on a metal frame to maximize views and ensure security. 

The pod has a skylight and two doors that open wide.

The Sleeping Pod’s bed is also surrounded by plants, much like the rest of the campsite. 

Similarly, the Scuba sits high off the ground and is surrounded by greenery.

Scuba is made of two containers that once housed calves on a farm.

The all-white interior of the Scuba makes the small space feel more open.

The window on the roof also lets in light.

This hexagon-shaped structure is known as Honeycomb.

The Honeycomb is made up of two structures: one indoor and one outdoor. 

The walls inside the Honeycomb have been decorated with photographs and art.

The Culture Campsite website describes this structure as “a very cozy place to be.”

Out of all the structures, this one most resembles a traditional home, but if you look closely, it’s quite unique.

It may look like a traditional brick house, but none of the bricks are touching, earning its name, Floating Bricks. 

The Sweet Potato accommodation was built from a ’50s delivery van.

The former truck now has a double bed and outdoor seating for guests.

The campsite also has a community space known as The Dome.

The Dome is also made out of recycled materials and includes a common kitchen and living room. 

The company bills itself as the intersection of art, sustainability, and relaxation.

“People [can] expect a unique experience in the heart of Rotterdam, staying in quirky objects,”  Abbink told Insider. “Culture Campsite provides an original and sustainable alternative for staying at a hotel or general campsite.”


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