The Boggsville Boatel is Part Hotel, Part Art Installation

 - Aug 25, 2011
References: nytimes & treehugger
Discharged battle cruisers, underground bunkers and natural cave systems have all made intriguing, albeit uncanny homes for hotels -- the Boggsville Boatel is adding old schooners and yachts to that list.

Located on Marina 59 at Far Rockaway, New York, the Boggsville Boatel serves as a temporary art installation for interested onlookers and doubles as a hotel for weary travellers. Several boats were renovated and redecorated by artistic Constance Hockaway, who is charging visitors a modest $50 per night in her rustic floating cabins. Despite lacking the ability to sail anywhere, the Boatel appears as part of the "Sea Worthy" art collection which focuses on marine-themed pieces.

For those with pre-planned living arrangements, the Boatel serves yet another purpose as a local movie theater for screenings and premiers. Just don't expect to see Jaws -- I've already checked the schedule and, unfortunately, it's not there.