Most refreshing I found the talk of the Swedish artist Mikael Genberg whose project is to build a little red house on the moon - Luna Resort. The project seems more likely to matrialize than I thought at first. In 2008 NASA gained interest in the project and invited him for a meeting. You can read about the project in his blog (swedish). Other interesting projects of his are the Woodpecker Hotel located in a tree in the central park of Stockholm, and a underwater hotel 3m below the surface of Lake Mälaren near Stockholm. He also has a underwater hotel project at Zanzibar in progress.
The lesson to take home from his talk is that you only need three things:
Steinar Sørli held another very inspiring talk. He and his male partner and their dog, are the hosts of one of the most excotic tourist attractions in Norway - Åmot Opera Farm.
They have managed to book the superstar soprano Kiri Te Kanawa and are rated as one of the most exostic destinations in Scandinavia by CNN.