We have been kicking around the idea for a while of building our first travebug hotel. We have seen several in the past few years. Some are great. Some are…well not great.
We don’t want to just put out a large cache and call it a travebug hotel. We want to put out something we can be proud of and that cachers will enjoy. We have seen TB hotels that have made the mark when it comes to security, like the LoDo TB @ Geocoin Hotel in Denver CO. It is at the rear of a business which is owned by the cacher. It is a large metal box with a combination lock. The only downside of this one is that it has to be rather plain to blend in to the surroundings.
We have come across really creative TB hotels in our search on the internet. They look neat but not always secure. The last thing I would want to do is have our hotel be the reason someone’s TB or geocoin goes missing.
We have recently come across a few of the Little Free Libraries, free books for the community. We liked that concept and have just about decided to combine the two into a cool secure TB hotel that we can put right in front of our house. I am going to try and convince GeoWifey to let me put out one that looks like a TARDIS but I suspect it will more than likely end up looking more like a house. Hey, you can’t blame a geek for trying.
Besides creativity and security, what do you think makes a great TB hotel?