Treehotel...Sleep in Nature!

published in: Design, Architecture, Travel By Stefania Vourazeri, 04 January 2012

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The Mirror cube
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

In a heavily wooded country like Sweden, it comes as no surprise when one comes across a hotel deep in the forest. However, the Treehotel is something beyond the ordinary. Located in Harads, a village in the northern part of the country with only 600 inhabitants, the hotel has made the forested region a touristic attraction.

Designed by some of Scandinavia’s leading architects such as Martin Videgård and Bolle Tham as well as Mårten & Gustav Cyrén, the hotel promises to reconnect its guests with nature. The hotel, which first opened in July 2010, consists of five tree-rooms and the owners Britta and Kent Lindvall, expect to build a total of 24 tree-rooms by 2012.  All of the rooms harmoniously blend into the natural environment with the aim of making a minimal ecological footprint. Each room is located four to six meters above the ground and they all share the magnificent views of the surrounding natural environment. The rooms themselves vary in size from 15-30m2.

The Mirror cube
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

The Mirror cube
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

The Mirror cube
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

The Mirror cube
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

The Mirror cube (interior)
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

The Mirror cube (interior)
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

The Mirror cube
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

The Mirrorcube includes a queen size bed designed by Martin Videgård and Bolle Tham and blends into the forest surroundings due to the mirrored walls, which reflect the surroundings. Guests can enter the room through the 12-meter long bridge. The Cabin designed by Mårten & Gustav Cyrén features a double bed that accommodates up to two people with a terrace that overlooks the Lule river valley. A long horizontal bridge takes  the guests to the room and its structure will permit for additional bridges to be built once more rooms are constructed. The Bird’s nest room is a four-bed room with the look of a real bird nest. Designed by Inredningsgruppen, guests can access the room via an electric ladder that extends from beneath. The room offers the opportunity for guests to experience life as bird surrounded by the trees. Once the Bird nest was completed the idea to create a room that is “out of place”, was born and thus Inredningsgruppen designed the UFO, a room casted in durable composite materials which is also the biggest room that the Treehotel has. Finally, The Blue Cone has the distinct character of a traditional wooden house painted in red and accommodates up to four people.

The Cabin
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

The Cabin
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

The Cabin
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

The Cabin (interior)
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

The Cabin (interior)
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

The Cabin (interior)
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

The Birds nest
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

The Birds nest
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

The Birds nest
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

The Birds nest (interior)
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

The UFO
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

The UFO (interior detail)
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

The Blue cone
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

The Blue cone
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

The Blue cone
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

The Blue cone
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

The Blue cone
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

The Blue cone
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

The Blue cone (interior)
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

The Blue cone (interior)
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

The Tree Sauna (interior)
Photo © Peter Lundstrom, WDO | Treehotel

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  • friend
    Lydi | 2012-01-09 08:38:39

    Heart melting... I prefer the first one.

  • friend
    kläder | 2012-01-10 06:26:33

    The place is truly, awesome. I hope that I could go there at least once in my lifetime. BTW, thanks so much for the amazing post.

  • friend
    h | 2012-01-11 01:10:23

    The "bird nest" exterior is amazing!! Lovely. Really want to go and stay a few days.

  • friend
    sheilawhittam | 2012-01-11 02:21:33

    oh! i see no loo! Do people in Sweden no need a little wee wee in the night?

  • friend
    sarah | 2012-01-11 03:42:19

    I just want to live there...like now!

  • friend
    Youssef Kerkour | 2012-01-11 12:51:16

    So beautiful. I can imagine inner harmony matching the outer when staying there.

  • friend
    Berta | 2012-01-11 15:29:11

    I love it! the first one is my favorite.

  • friend
    Kiyossigy | 2012-01-13 07:49:36

    I played meadows childhood innocence is thought not awakened. As an adult that is what happened to remind yourself.

  • friend
    LLBAILEY | 2012-01-18 00:07:24

    How do they clean outside of mirror walls?

  • friend
    Cris R | 2012-01-18 07:45:30

    So unbelievably awesome. I want to escape this world.

  • friend
    David | 2012-01-18 17:30:00

    WOW the Ewoks must have gotten the interior designers in! But seriously LOVE THIS! D

  • friend
    Olga | 2012-01-19 13:29:44

    Amazing place!!

  • friend
    Emma | 2012-01-20 13:30:24

    Food for the soul!

  • friend
    Anastasia | 2012-01-20 15:56:07

    lovely the bird nest

  • friend
    satheesh | 2012-01-24 11:37:13

    I dont know how many birds will hit the glasses and die.

  • friend
    Алёна | 2012-01-25 12:02:40

    Превосходно и сама идея комната на деревьях-супер здОрово!!!

  • friend
    Noelle | 2012-01-26 19:08:37

    I'm wondering how birds have flown into the mirrored ones.... that doesn't seem like a good idea to me.

  • friend
    SV | 2012-01-29 03:02:05

    To avoid birds flying into the mirrored walls, they have been clad with infrared film. The color is invisible to humans but highly visible to birds.

  • friend
    Felix | 2012-01-27 08:20:18

    So unique and out of the world...what a beautiful article

  • friend
    Angus Macdonald | 2012-01-29 02:29:22

    These beautiful designs are a wakeup call. See how you don't need a big space to achieve the feeling of space. The rooms are small, hardly room to walk some places, but no claustrophobia; just the feeling of relaxation and simplicity. Congratulations to the owners and the designers!

  • friend
    anon` | 2012-02-01 22:54:56

    Riiiight. Because nothing says "blending in" like a giant fucking mirror, reflecting the sun like a solar death ray in the middle of the woods. And you're right, they are a wake up call. I have learned not to be worried that you fools will ever have an impact on society. If this is the best your reasoning can do, then our urban centers are quite safe from you.

  • friend
    Kimberly Garvey | 2012-02-02 06:27:42

    I love these designs. I want to live in them all.

  • friend
    Jesus Christ | 2012-02-02 17:00:09

    Oh my dear Father.

  • friend
    Niki Fortouna | 2012-02-13 23:37:21

    Dream House!! Live there and practise Martial Arts in the forest every day!

  • friend
    Laura | 2012-02-23 02:06:30

    I love the Blue Cone. The epitomy of relaxation. Beautiful inside and also able to look out at the lovely scenery.

  • friend
    nazan | 2012-09-14 00:11:20

    it is really shame on you the blue con designers if the bear coat is real on the wall....!!!!!!!!!!

  • friend
    Marta | Fotógrafos Almería | 2012-09-21 13:16:42

    I love to sleep in a hotel like this. In the countryside. I love it.

  • friend
    Vlad | 2012-10-09 23:34:19

    i'm thinking that the all of people want to be there! I prefer the first one too.

  • friend
    Emilio | 2012-12-31 20:41:42

    Wow, all of these hotels are incredible, just stunning views too. I have never seen hotel designs that literally are pieces of art. I would love to eventually visit them. Question: how do they power the electronics in the middle of the woods?

  • friend
    Lucy | 2013-01-09 06:59:02

    I love the UFO.

  • friend
    Vikky | 2013-02-26 14:05:38

    Are you kidding? All these tree houses suggest you want to go and "be at one with nature" or something similar but not so corny maybe, yet in the second last tree house ("The Blue cone") there's animal skin as decoration? Insane.

  • friend
    C. Guedez Artist | 2013-05-17 21:24:54

    The mirror cube is really beautiful! The architectural design and clean lines of the stairs are really amazing!

  • friend
    Cindy Villalobos | 2013-12-19 15:52:49

    Amazing! love it!

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