Do you love wine so much, you almost wish you could curl up inside a barrel and go to sleep? Believe it or not, there’s a hotel where you can do just that – but thankfully, the barrels are a lot larger than average.
A hotel in Portugal’s Douro wine country lets wine lovers take their vineyard touring experience to a whole new level. At the Quinta de Pacheca, ten gigantic “wine barrels” made of pine contain luxurious suites with round beds and private bathrooms.
Each one looks out onto the 116-year-old estate’s grapevines through round glass doors that open onto small terraces.
Designed by the vineyard’s owners, Paulo Pereira and Maria do Céu Conçalves, the 270-square-foot barrels feature modern fixtures, walk-in showers, skylights, wi-fi and air conditioning.
They definitely provide a unique experience, and they’re great examples of cool and unusual architecture made of pine. Have you spotted any awesome pine structures, or created one yourself? Let us know in the comments!