Getting away from the rat race?
Blog Guy, I see you’re Mister Travel Blogger these days. What’s the hot new trend in leisure travel?
These days, lots of readers come to me and say, “Bob, we’re tired of staying in luxury hotels when we travel. We would prefer to experience what it’s like to be a small rodent.”
All the time. So I tell them about “Hamster’s Villa,” over there in France, where for $148 you can sleep in the 18th century caretaker’s room designed to give the impression of living in a hamster’s cage, complete with a six-foot wheel to run in.
You just run and that wheel goes around and you don’t get anywhere?
Exactly. So what do you do, stranger?
I’m an office worker. You know, cubicle, conference calls, spreadsheets, the usual.
Cool. So then the Hamster Villa would be a real change of pace for you, huh?
French architect Frederic Tabary poses inside the “Hamster’s Villa”, imagined and conceived by Tabary together with architect Yann Falquerho, in Nantes, France, November 8, 2009. For 99 euros ($148) a night, guests can sleep in the 18th century caretaker’s room designed to give the impression of living in a hamster’s cage, complete with a wheel to run in. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe