The Netherland’s iconic Cube Houses (Kubuswoningen) were designed by Piet Blom in 1984. The 38 innovative houses optimize space by being tilted at 45 degrees and set upon hexagon-shaped pylons.
Rotterdam Cube House Airbnb
Blom’s design represents a village within a city, where each house represents a tree, and all the houses together, a forest. The central idea of the cube houses around the world is mainly optimizing the space, as a house, to a better distribution of the rooms inside.
Each cube is constructed as a timber-frame skeleton, insulated with rock wool, and sheathed with cement and wood-fiber board. Due to the complexity of construction, the contractor built a complete mock-up of one unit. The 70dB noise level of the Blaak meant that the few windows facing it could not be operable. Fortunately, the geometry and orientation of the dwellings provided many opportunities for operable windows and ventilation.
Airbnb is offering a stay in one of these famous cube houses, only a few minutes away from the “Markthall” and the big open air market in Rotterdam.
The available cube house has 3 main floors. You enter the house on the ground floor and take the stairs up to the first living floor.
On this floor you will find a comfortable sofa with TV/dvd-player, a fully equipped kitchen with everything you need (Nespresso/oven/microwave/dishwasher) and a dining area. Coffee and tea are waiting for you and are complimentary with your stay.
The third floor of the house has a master bedroom with a queen size bed, and a second bedroom with two single beds. Also on this floor is a bathroom with a double sink and walk-in shower.
The top floor has a place to relax and look out upon the 360˚ view of Rotterdam and the other cube houses in the surrounding area.
And yes, free WIFI is included.
The cube house is also a perfect place to stay if you want to visit Amsterdam. The house is situated next to the train station and it takes about 50 minutes to the center of Amsterdam by train.
Check In: 3PM – 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Property type: House
Room type: Entire home/apt
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
$160 USD per night, more details here
Photos of the cube houses that are not from the Airbnb listing are courtesy of © Dirk Verwoerd
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