Nicky Travels // TreeHotel Sweden
Treehotel offers a unique Swedish hotel experience, each tree room with a contemporary design in the middle of unspoiled nature. Treehotel is located in Harads, near the Lule river, about 100 kilometers from Luleå airport, north of Stockholm. The village has a population of about 600 and features a restaurant, shop and guest house. When you arrive at Treehotel, you check in at Britta’s Pensionat, the Guesthouse then it’s just a short stroll through nature to your chosen tree room.
Treehotel has grown like a jigsaw puzzle, framed by resolute goals, hard work, timing, contacts, a sense of trends, an ability to capture the quirky and crazy in life, a penchant for personal service and the owner Britta’s motto “it always works out in the end, it does”.
The story of its creation is a great one, owners Britta and Kent happen to be great friends with three of Sweden’s foremost architects, Bertil Harström, Thomas Sandell and Mårten Cyren. Each agreed to participate in the design of the unique tree rooms. It resulted in a UFO, a bird’s nest, a cabin, a mirror cube and a blue cone which changes colour to orange.
Today, the hotel has naturally earned a place on many bucket lists. It has attracted everyone from international celebrities, designers and fashion magazines, to ordinary people wanting to experience something as unusual as staying in a treehouse. A childhood dream with a touch of luxury and flair.
The Mirrorcube above 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 aluminium frame around the tree trunk, the walls are covered with reflective glass.
The interior is made from plywood with a birch surface. The six windows provide a stunning panoramic view. A 12-meter-long bridge leads up to the tree room. The Mirrorcube sleeps two people with a double bed, toilet, lounge and a rooftop terrace. Showers and a sauna are located in two separate buildings close by.
The Bird’s nest is built on the contrasts between the outside and inside. The tree room exterior is as you can see, a gigantic bird’s nest. The camouflaged exterior allows you to quickly disappear and become part of the surroundings.
The interior, on the other hand, is especially cosy. A spacious environment where a family with two children can comfortably spread out and spend the night. 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 bedroom, toilet, and living area. Showers and sauna are located in two separate buildings close by. You go into the Bird’s Nest with the help of a retractable staircase. For a two people rates start at £430 per night.
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 a durable composite material to create the lightest, yet strongest and most sustainable design possible. The interior gives the room a modern and comfortable feel to sleep in. The UFO is built for five people, two adults in a double bed and three children, with separate beds, toilets and a living area measuring at 30m².
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Treehotel, Edeforsväg 2 A 960 24 Harads Sverige
December 2017 Nicky’s World