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New hotel allows guests to experience homelessness

By Mason White 4:40 AM February 27, 2013
The Faktum Hotel room 

By: Moses Gold
(Scroll down for video) Ever wondered how it feels to be Homeless?

Now you can, at this brand new hotel that just opened which allows you to experience homelessness, according to video uploaded to the internet.

When you book a stay at this hotel forget about the fancy pillow. In this hotel, there is no pillow, blanket or bed.
If you’re lucky, once you get to the $10-a-night Hotel Faktum, you will enjoy life in Gothenburg, Sweden, as a homeless person.

If you’re unlucky, you really are homeless and sleep every night under a bridge, which is one of the many options on the menu at the Faktum Hotel.

With a harsh winter climate, however, the majority of customers experience the homelessness through virtual reality. It may appear as if you are not getting a lot of the $10, but that money goes to a good cause of raising awareness about homelessness.

“We had a very cold season in January and February. It is time to take matters like this more serious,” the manager of the Faktum Hotel, Aaron Israelson, said.

All proceeds are used to support the charitable works of the Faktum magazine, a journal of the street in Sweden, sold by the homeless.

“Feel the pulse of the city from dawn to dusk in Gullbergsvass. This lovely home is just a short walk from the pier Romantic Dreamer, which is a source of inspiration for musicians and artists alike,” the hotel website wrote.
Israelson said that the idea of the hotel was to draw attention to the plight of the homeless.

“We do not believe that politicians do enough. This is a reminder of poverty and a way to engage in an easy way,” Israelson told a U.S. news website.

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