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Sleepbox, the first temporary bedroom has been introduced into Moscow Airport.

Sleepbox is the first temporary bedroom which can be rented out for half-hour periods and was just introduced into Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow.

Sleepbox will allow travellers to get a light kip if their planes are delayed.

The specially equipped boxes, which work as mobile bedrooms have been created by Russian architecture company the Arch Group.

Sleepbox is the first temporary bedroom which can be rented out for half-hour periods and was just introduced into Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow

Sleepbox is the first temporary bedroom which can be rented out for half-hour periods and was just introduced into Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow

 

The first Sleepbox, which can be rented out for half-hour periods, have been installed at the Aeroexpress terminal of Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow.

Sleepbox represents the basic version made of MDF with a natural ash-wood veneer.

The mobile bedroom measures 2.5m by 1.6m with a height of between 2.5m and 3m.

In addition to general lighting, Sleepbox has built-in LED reading lamps while windows are equipped with electric-drive blinds for privacy

In addition to general lighting, Sleepbox has built-in LED reading lamps while windows are equipped with electric-drive blinds for privacy

Sleepbox standard features include ventilation and sockets for notebook and mobile phone chargers.

The special container has also space for luggage under the beds which each come with a nightstand.

In addition to general lighting, Sleepbox has built-in LED reading lamps while windows are equipped with electric-drive blinds for privacy.

Sleepbox options include matted film on windows; mood lighting LED lamps with changing light colours; built-in TV and touch-screen monitor; wi-fi router; alarm; intercom and safe deposit box.


One of Sleepbox main advantages is its ability to be installed in the airport passenger areas where travellers have to spend hours waiting for their delayed flights or a transfer.

Sleepbox standard features include ventilation and sockets for notebook and mobile phone chargers

Sleepbox standard features include ventilation and sockets for notebook and mobile phone chargers

A spokesman for the architecture company Arch Group said:

“Imagine the situation where you are in a modern city, you are not a local resident, and you have not booked a hotel.

“It is not a comfortable situation because modern aggressive cities give you no opportunity to rest and relax. If you want to sleep while waiting for your plane or train, you face many security and hygiene problems.

“We believe that urban infrastructure should be more comfortable. For this purpose we have developed Sleepbox.

“It provides moments of quiet sleep and rest without wasting time in search for a hotel.”

Referring to the first Sleepbox installed in Moscow, the spokesman added:

“This Sleepbox has attracted such a great deal of interest from passengers and big companies that the chances are first commercially-operated boxes will be installed at airports and in the city by the end of this year.”

Other possible locations for Sleepbox would include railway stations, exhibition centres and shopping centres.

In countries with a warm climate, Sleepbox can be used outdoors.

Arch Group spokesman continued:

“It allows everybody in unforeseen circumstances to spend a night safely and inexpensively or simply to kill a few hours without leaving the luggage.

“Currently we offer one, two, or three-bed Sleepboxes, which can be made of MDF, metal, and glass-reinforced plastic.

“The price varies depending on the number of hours in use: the more the user pays for, the less it costs per hour.”