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New "Hotel" Helps Sweden’s Homeless

New "Hotel" Helps Sweden’s Homeless

New "Hotel" Helps Sweden’s Homeless

A non-profit newspaper in Gothenburg, Sweden, has opened a new series of “hotel rooms” in effort to raise awareness around the city’s homeless population, Forbes.com reports.

A non-profit newspaper in Gothenburg, Sweden, has opened a new series of “hotel rooms” in effort to raise awareness around the city’s homeless population, Forbes.com reports. The Fatkum Hotels are actually sleeping bags in parks or dirty mattresses near the city’s rivers. Each room, which rents for about $15 a night, has been prepared by members of the city’s homeless population to give people a realistic idea of what it’s like to be homeless. All money raised benefits job-creation efforts for the homeless population.

"Most people enjoy Fatkum Hotels as a virtual experience and share it with their friends on Facebook or Twitter," says Fatkum editor-in-chief Aaron Israelson, who adds that about 1,000 have been booked so far.

Read more at Faktum’s website.

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