This, amazingly, is a real thing. Shanty Town at Emoya Luxury Hotel and Spa outside Bloemfontein, South Africa gives visitors the opportunity to fulfill their bucket list item of temporarily, safely living like a real life destitute person.
For just $82 per night, you too can sleep in a real (fake), immaculate shanty. Included in the price is a paraffin lamp, candles, a battery operated radio, a drum fire pit with actual fire, and, I shit you not, a genuine outside toilet!
Don’t worry, there’s electricity too. Also, wi-fi and under-floor heating. Obviously. Don’t be ridiculous.
Finally, in an effort to make the experience as authentic as possible, staff will secretly infect one out of every five guests with cholera!
I made that up. Or did I?
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