The 'Sand Hostel' Was Created by a Max Mad: Fury Road Set Designer

 - Sep 25, 2017
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Australia is taking a different approach to cost-effective travel accommodations with the introduction of the Sand Hostel -- an inexpensive and exciting alternative to the traditional hostel experience.

On Australia's gorgeous Gold Coast, this lodging location offers audacious travelers a one-of-a-kind experience, starting at just $7.50 a night. The three-day promotional experience required sculptor Dennis Massoud to use 53,000 pounds of sand over a 21-day construction period.

The hostel was created by Jon Dowding, a Mad Max: Fury Road production designer. The gorgeous space features woven and bamboo ceilings, fully furnished rooms complete with carpets and bunk beds and a sculptural series of eerie, sand-based sunbathers. In addition to its imaginative design, the hostel also hosts a series of fun, outdoor activities, like yoga, surfing or cocktail-making classes.