A property developer in Tasmania has an unusual idea…
Before it closed 12 years ago, the morgue in southern Tasmania’s historic Willow Court served psychiatric patients and the wider community.
It has been bought by Hadyn Pearce who wants to turn it into accommodation.
Under the plan, Mr Pearce says guests will be able to sleep on the former autopsy table and in the storage refrigerator.
The autopsy table will become the main guest room, while two terrazzo slabs will provide a twin-bed option.
The refrigerator will be converted into bunks.
“We want to keep the experience as close as possible to a 1950s morgue,” he said.
“I don’t believe that there is another morgue in the world for accommodation.”
Steve Old from the Hospitality Association says the success of Hobart’s MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) has proved unusual ideas can succeed.
“Obviously this idea is a bit out of the box as well but that doesn’t mean it can’t work,” he said.
The developer hopes to have approval to open early next year.
There’s a video at the link up the top, too.