Homeless for a night – The Faktum Hotel

Photography by Håkan Ludwigson

Photography by Håkan Ludwigson

For those who are truly seeking a trip that’s really out of the ordinary here’s an experience you won’t forget any time soon. Faktum Hotels in Gothenburg, Sweden offers 10 “rooms” for rent where actual homeless people might sleep.

100 SEK or $15 can get you such a “venue” however the organization doesn’t guarantee the spot won’t be already taken by someone else. All the locations are featured on their site and advertised as desirable locations.

Every room is different and spread out in various neighborhoods. You can choose from:

– a mattress or a bench in the park

– a place under the many bridges of the city

– a decrepit old cafe

– under a train cart

– on the roof of a deserted building

– below a stadium’s bleachers.

Photography by Håkan Ludwigson

Photography by Håkan Ludwigson

Photography by Håkan Ludwigson

Photography by Håkan Ludwigson

Photography by Håkan Ludwigson

Photography by Håkan Ludwigson

Photography by Håkan Ludwigson

Photography by Håkan Ludwigson

Photography by Håkan Ludwigson

Photography by Håkan Ludwigson

Photography by Håkan Ludwigson

Photography by Håkan Ludwigson

Photography by Håkan Ludwigson

Photography by Håkan Ludwigson

Photography by Håkan Ludwigson

Photography by Håkan Ludwigson

Photography by Håkan Ludwigson

Photography by Håkan Ludwigson

The rooms can also be booked as a gift even though the majority of the reservations are made only to raise awareness and involvement. Few people actually show up says Faktum editor-in-chief Aaron Israelson.

Whatever room you may choose the profits will go to support Gothenburg’s street Faktum Newspaper who does charity work helping the homeless in Gothenburg reintegrate into society. Over 3400 homeless people reside in the city and even if some of them find a place to spend the night, most of them don’t. The “room” locations were picked with the help of people who slept there and more than 1000 people booked a room so far.

Faktum Hotel Official Website.

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