Dutch designers turn an old harbor crane into a luxury apartment

Yays Concierged Boutique Apartments (Netherlands), which provides rental services, offers its clients not quite ordinary Yays-Crane apartments, equipped in a decommissioned port crane. The crane was built in 1958, but with the advent of shipping containers, it was out of work. It was saved from the final write-off and dismantling by a group of designers led by Edward van Vliet.

Yays-Crane is a three-storey luxury apartment with a total area of ​​40 sq. meters. A spiral staircase leads to the first floor where the kitchen, dining room for four and living room are located. On the second floor there is a bathroom with bath, toilet, sink and shower, as well as a double bedroom with access to a small terrace.

A staircase leads from the terrace to the third floor. There is another bedroom where the crane operator's workplace used to be. From here, through a glazed wall, a majestic panorama opens up overlooking the port, city and river. Apartments can be rented throughout the year for $ 850 per night.