Self-determined, on the move, free – this is the life of anyone who is passionate about the road and enthusiastic about high-horsepower engines – such as Planzer or motor sport professional Tom Lüthi. To share at least a little of this unique attitude towards life, we set the world’s smallest motel in motion. Tom Lüthi himself was the first guest. Casual, personable, he enjoys the lifestyle in the container, attached to the coupling of a tractor unit, and shows what a real driver needs to sleep, eat and relax.
The living area is equipped with a toilet, shower, refrigerator, sink, two hotplates, extractor, storage space, 150 litres of fresh water, LED ceiling lights and two additional gel batteries with priority switching. Camping chairs, a table and a barbecue are available for the outside area. Guests sleep in the driver’s cab, just like real truckers. Here, two comfortable bed sets, each with a TV and DVD player, a champagne cooler and immobiliser ensure all-round comfort.
The Planzer Motel is unique in every way, even the booking process. Anyone who wants to stay here can apply online with a compelling story. The only condition: the vehicle must not be in anyone’s way or leave Switzerland. Between June and late August 2020, the Planzer Motel was open to curious visitors in the Archhöfe summer garden on Archplatz in Winterthur.