The country of Sweden offers plenty of heavily wooded vacation spots for the outdoors-y tourists, but no place compares to the Treehotel. Located in the sparsely populated village of Harads, Sweden, five uniquely designed “tree rooms”, or tree houses, offer guests a chance to lodge in luxury amongst the trees.
Leading Scandinavian architects including Martin Videgard, Bolle Tham and Mårten & Gustav Cyrén, each designed a tree room within the hotel which opened in July 2010. Owners Britta and Kent Lindvall aim to greatly reduce any ecological footprints and expect to build a total of 24 tree-rooms by the end of this year. Boasting an amazing view of the surrounding environment, each room is located four to six meters in the trees.
“The Mirrorcube includes a queen size bed designed by Martin Vinegard 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 Marten and Gustav Cyren features a double bed that accommodates up to two people with a terrace that overlooks the Lule river valley. The Bird’s nest room is a four-bed room with the look of a real bird nest. Designed by Inredningsgruppen, the room offers the opportunity for guests to experience life as bird surrounded by the trees. Once the Bird’s nest was completed, the idea to create a room that is “out of place”, was born. 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.”