Brothel lets homeless stay for free
TO Vienna, Austria, where brothel owner Peter Laskaris has opened the doors to the homeless. In response to the cold spell (-20) The Red Rooms Laufhaus is open to the first 10 people.
You get bed and hot water but, as Laskaris says, “Other services are not included.” Adding:
“We are not really doing much business in the current cold weather anyway and it is the school holidays – a lot of people are off away with their families. Lots of our rooms are empty and it seemed a shame not to use them for a good cause. In these cold temperatures nobody should be left out on the streets.”
Women stood on street corners may well nod. In the meantime, men Vienna over and dressing to un-impress. No smart suit and tie to visit the brothel nowadays – its; all grunge, big anoraks and hoods. Says one ‘homeless’ man:
“I only use brothels for the radiators.”
Pass the cardboard sheets…