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Morgue hotel
Posted: 22 October 2012 05:37 AM   [ Ignore ]
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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.


Remember, a Dragon is for life!

Posted: 22 October 2012 06:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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It’s pretty popular already - people are just dying to get in.

I’ll just say that I’m glad I’m working in a place designed for the living…

.... though the roof is leaking. Again.


1: Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. If it does what it says, you should have no problem with this.
2: What proof will you accept that you are wrong? You ask us to change our mind, but we cannot change yours?
3: It is not our responsibility to disprove your claims, but rather your responsibility to prove them.
4. Personal testamonials are not proof.

What part of ‘meow’ don’t you understand?

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