Oct 3, 2012

The Treehotel in Sweden for Nature Lovers


Located in the unspoilt nature of northern Sweden, the idea behind Treehotel is to offer a high-standard accommodation in a harmonious setting. Together with some of Scandinavia’s leading architects, five uniquely designed treerooms were created in Harads, approximately fifty kilometres outside the city of Lulea, Sweden.

The treerooms are located 4-6 meter above ground, all with spectacular views of the Lule river. A very important part of the concept is to make a minimal ecological footprint. Therefore, the hotel is built around the ecological values in which substantial resources have been devoted to finding
sustainable construction and energy solutions. For example, each room has combustion toilets and water-efficient sinks.

Guests enjoy all meals at Britta’s guesthouse served by the hosts Kent and Britta in a genuine Swedish setting from the 1930’s-1950’s. For guests that desire privacy, meals can be delivered to their room.

The year-round hotel offers a wide-range of outdoor activities that vary depending on season. During Summer/Fall you can hike, fish, kayak and horseback ride; and during Winter/Spring you can snowshoe, ice fish, dogsled etc. Being situated in Sweden’s north, this also lets guests experience the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in all its glory.

Listed rates on the website show an average of 3990 Swedish Kronor which is about $600 a night for two people. Single occupancy lowers the cost by about $150/night and the mirrorcube treeroom is the most expensive at $650 per night for two people. Information on each treeroom can be found below.
For complete information please visit the official site at: http://www.treehotel.se



The Mirrorcube

The Mirrorcube is an exciting hide-out among the trees, camouflaged by mirrored walls that reflect their surroundings. The dimensions are 4x4x4 metres. The base consists of an aluminum frame around the tree trunk and the walls are covered with reflective glass.

To prevent birds from flying into the mirrored walls, they have been clad with infrared film. The colour is invisible to humans, but visible to the birds.

The interior is made from plywood with a birch surface. The six windows provide a stunning panoramic view. The Mirrorcube offers excellent accommodation for two people with a double bed, bathroom, lounge, and rooftop terrace. A 12-meter-long bridge leads up to the treeroom.















While working on the Bird’s Nest, which is largely in harmony with its surroundings, the idea of creating an entirely different environment was born. And what could be more different than an UFO?

The room is cast in durable composite material – all to create the lightest, yet strong and sustainable design possible. The interior gives the room a modern and comfortable feel over two floors. The UFO is built for four people, two adults and two children, with separate bedrooms, bathroom and living area. 30m² is all you need for a comfortable escape to childhood dreams.











The Bird’s Nest

The Bird’s nest is built on the contrasts between the outside and inside. The treeroom’s exterior is nothing but a gigantic bird’s nest. It gives a camouflage so you quickly disappear and become part of the surroundings.

The interior, on the other hand, is familiar and exclusive. It’s a spacious environment where a family with two children can comfortably spread out. The walls are clad with wood panels and the windows almost disappear in the exterior’s network of branches. The room is 17m² and has separate bedrooms, bathroom, and living area. You enter the Bird’s Nest with the help of a retractable staircase.











The Cabin

This treeroom’s location was based on the idea of creating a platform high up on a sharp hillside overlooking the Lule River valley. You can reach the hut from here via a horizontal bridge among the trees. At the front of the bridge is a large wooden deck.

The bridge is a long and interesting structure among the trees. The Cabin hangs slightly off-set, under the deck, partly to visually reduce the size and partly to give the tree room its own custom look.

The Cabin is like a capsule, a foreign body in the trees. The room is 24m² and accommodates two people, with a double bed, bathroom and terrace.











The Blue Cone

The Blue Cone is based on simplicity and accessibility, both in terms of material and design. The room is a traditional wooden structure with three foundations in the ground to give a sense of height and lightness, but also stability.

You access the room via a bridge from the nearby mountain. The bridge is well suited for people with disabilities. The exterior consists of laminated birch wood, the interior of timber. The treeroom is 22m² and has four beds, separate sleeping loft, bathroom and living room.











The Tree Sauna

Bathing in a steam sauna is much more than just bathing. A visit to the sauna is as close as it gets to a sacred and respectful encounter with the four basic elements; fertile earth, burning fire, fresh air and clean, drinkable water.

A sauna in the woods is both natural and sensible. The Tree Sauna accommodates up to 8 people. You also have access to a hot tub as well as the custom-designed relaxation area. Treehotel provides all sauna guests with shampoo, conditioner, soap, towels and slippers.
















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