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Loftcube arrives in grounds of a Belgian Castle

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Amid the 42 acres of lush parklands guests can enjoy a weekend in nature from within a private ultramodern loft
Amid the 42 acres of lush parklands guests can enjoy a weekend in nature from within a private ultramodern loft
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A luxurious Belgian castle dating back to the 1880's might seem an unlikely setting for a futuristic and modern weekend away
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A luxurious Belgian castle dating back to the 1880's might seem an unlikely setting for a futuristic and modern weekend away
Amid 42 acres of parklands guests can enjoy a weekend in nature from within a private ultramodern loft
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Amid 42 acres of parklands guests can enjoy a weekend in nature from within a private ultramodern loft
Loftcube is a prefabricated module that creates a private retreat in nature
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Loftcube is a prefabricated module that creates a private retreat in nature
Loftcube is a prefabricated module that creates a private retreat in nature
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Loftcube is a prefabricated module that creates a private retreat in nature
The accommodation loft features a large open central space with a separate bathroom
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The accommodation loft features a large open central space with a separate bathroom
Loftcube is made from composite materials, with large floor to ceiling glass windows
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Loftcube is made from composite materials, with large floor to ceiling glass windows
Amid the 42 acres of lush parklands guests can enjoy a weekend in nature from within a private ultramodern loft
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Amid the 42 acres of lush parklands guests can enjoy a weekend in nature from within a private ultramodern loft
Floor to ceiling glass windows allow the outside world to enter the internal central space
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Floor to ceiling glass windows allow the outside world to enter the internal central space
The modern 30 sq m (323 sq ft) accommodation loft features a large open central space with a separate bathroom
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The modern 30 sq m (323 sq ft) accommodation loft features a large open central space with a separate bathroom
The modern 30 sq m (323 square ft) accommodation loft features a large open central space with a separate bathroom
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The modern 30 sq m (323 square ft) accommodation loft features a large open central space with a separate bathroom
Chateau De La Poste is also home to a fully renovated castle with 42 guest rooms
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Chateau De La Poste is also home to a fully renovated castle with 42 guest rooms
Chateau De La Poste is also home to a fully renovated castle with 42 guest rooms
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Chateau De La Poste is also home to a fully renovated castle with 42 guest rooms
Loftcube is made from composite materials, with large floor to ceiling glass windows
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Loftcube is made from composite materials, with large floor to ceiling glass windows
The philosophy of the Loftcube is to provide a prefabricated module that can be transported (by truck or helicopter) to any location
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The philosophy of the Loftcube is to provide a prefabricated module that can be transported (by truck or helicopter) to any location
Loftcube provides a futuristic and modern weekend away
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Loftcube provides a futuristic and modern weekend away
Loftcube provides a futuristic and modern weekend away
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Loftcube provides a futuristic and modern weekend away
The philosophy of the Loftcube is to provide a prefabricated module that can be transported (by truck or helicopter) to any location
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The philosophy of the Loftcube is to provide a prefabricated module that can be transported (by truck or helicopter) to any location
Loftcubes as a family holiday retreat
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Loftcubes as a family holiday retreat
Loftcube is a prefabricated module that creates a private retreat in nature
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Loftcube is a prefabricated module that creates a private retreat in nature
Loftcube is a prefabricated module that creates a private retreat in nature
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Loftcube is a prefabricated module that creates a private retreat in nature
Loftcubes as a modern urban office
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Loftcubes as a modern urban office
Loftcubes can be individually manufactured to suit the needs of the customer
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Loftcubes can be individually manufactured to suit the needs of the customer
Loftcube plan 1
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Loftcube plan 1
Loftcube plan 2
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Loftcube plan 2
Loftcubes as a temporary exhibition space
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Loftcubes as a temporary exhibition space
Chateau De La Poste, Blegium
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Chateau De La Poste, Blegium
Chateau De La Poste dates back to 1886
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Chateau De La Poste dates back to 1886
Chateau De La Poste is only one hour outside of Brussels, Belgium
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Chateau De La Poste is only one hour outside of Brussels, Belgium
Chateau De La Poste features a panoramic cocktail bar and terrace
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Chateau De La Poste features a panoramic cocktail bar and terrace
Chateau De La Poste is a Belgian castle that dates back to 1886
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Chateau De La Poste is a Belgian castle that dates back to 1886
Chateau De La Poste features a traditional restaurant that offers regional cuisine
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Chateau De La Poste features a traditional restaurant that offers regional cuisine
Loftcube series
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Loftcube series
Loftcube hotel plan
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Loftcube hotel plan
Loftcubes as a modern urban office
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Loftcubes as a modern urban office
Loftcube alternate design
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Loftcube alternate design
Loftcube clusters
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Loftcube clusters
Loftcube by German architect Werner Aisslinger
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Loftcube by German architect Werner Aisslinger

A luxurious Belgian castle dating back to the 1880s might seem an unlikely setting for a futuristic and modern weekend away. Situated one hour outside Brussels, Chateau De La Poste is home to a fully renovated castle with 42 guest rooms amidst 42 acres of parkland, but guests can now opt for a quiet escape with the benefits of a pint-sized penthouse that lies hidden on this historical property - the Loftcube.

Chateau De La Poste is the first property in Belgium to host a Loftcube, designed by German architect Werner Aisslinger. To recap briefly, the prefabricated module is a modern cocoon that creates a private retreat in nature. The structure is made from composite materials, with large floor to ceiling glass windows that allow the outside world to enter the internal central space. The modern 30 square meter (323 square foot) accommodation loft features a large open central space with a separate bathroom.

The philosophy of the Loftcube is to provide a prefabricated module that can be transported (by truck or helicopter) to any location, without leaving a footprint on its surrounding environment. The concept has been around since 2004 and several Loftcubes have been popping up around the globe as holiday retreats, urban offices and temporary exhibition spaces. The cubes can be decked out with solar panels for heating and electricity and can be individually manufactured to suit the needs of the customer. These stylish capsules still don't come cheap. A simple prefabricated Loftcube will set you back at least EUR99,000 (approximately US$130,500)

A night for two at Chateau De La Poste's Loftcube costs EUR85 ($112).

Sources: Chateau De La Poste, Loftcube

3 comments
Jon A.
It\'s the Porsche of mobile homes.
Quackula
Ill take the castle instead of the glass shed.
Jay Lloyd
I am still trying to figure out where the water in the restroom comes from... or goes for that matter.