Bud Travel Visits the World's Weirdest Hotels

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Near Cave Junction, Ore., you'll find the Out 'n' About Treesort & Treehouse Institute. You can spend the night in one of 18 tree houses—most are 35 feet off the ground and have sinks and fridges. Many of the rooms are open to the air.
Illustration by Mark Zingarelli
The Dog Bark Park Inn is a beagle-shaped B&B in Cottonwood, Idaho. The main quarters are in the belly of the beast; the sleeping loft is in the pooch's head. And, yes, pets are allowed.
Illustration by Mark Zingarelli
An artist punched holes in three drain pipes to create skylights, added some amenities, and opened Das Park Hotel by the Danube. The hotel has no fixed rates. Pay whatever amount you think is fair.
Illustration by Mark Zingarelli
In Langata, Kenya, Giraffe Manor is arranged so that roaming giraffes can poke their heads into any open window. The silly creatures turn up everywhere, including through the curtains of the five guest rooms for adults.
Illustration by Mark Zingarelli
In the Netherlands, two guests can stay the night inside Harbour Crane, which is 60 feet above the docks at Harlingen. At any hour, you can seize the controls of the 143,000-pound crane and swing it full circle.
Illustration by Mark Zingarelli
In sunny Antalya, Turkey's version of Miami Beach, you'll find the Marmara Antalya. Two dozen of the hotel's rooms are built atop a foundation that spins, completing a full rotation every seven hours.
Illustration by Mark Zingarelli
In Christchurch, New Zealand, the 2-year-old Wagon Stays company offers ecofriendly, mock Conestogas. The pioneer wagons feature queen-size beds, computer-controlled showers, flush toilets, fully equipped kitchens, and satellite TV.
Illustration by Mark Zingarelli

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