In an endeavor to attract travelers who want to get up close and personal with nature, a group of award-winning Swedish architects is flaunting a lofty new hotel concept that is set to open in a remote village in northern Sweden. The concept involves tree houses being designed as world-class hotel rooms, which aim to attract eco-conscious travelers. Slated to open on July 17 in Harads, Sweden, 60 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle, the Treehotel will have four rooms when it opens this month – the Cabin, the Blue Cone, the Nest and the Mirrorcube. Two more – the UFO and A Room With a View – are scheduled to open in October this year. (Pics)
Treehotel co-founder Kent Lindvall, says…
Our goal in five years is to have 24 rooms from 24 different architects. It’s an interesting building. You cannot find anything like this in the world today. It’s absolutely unique. Everything will reflect in this — the trees, the birds, the clouds, the sun, everything. So, it should be invisible nearly in the forest.
Created in harmony with nature and ecological values, the Treehotel will let the people relive their joyful childhood memories. Each Tree Hotel will feature an electric floor heating system. The interior of each Tree House will be designed with its own furniture and lighting to match the individual theme chosen by the architect. The wonderful “living in a tree hut” experience inside the Mirrorcube can cost up to $555.50 for two.