Child’s play looks to be serious business for some Swedish hotel-operators. The motto of Treehotel is “feel free in a tree” and the luxury of the experience will cost up to 4,200 Swedish crowns ($555.50) for two guests in the Mirrorcube, which is designed to hold up to four guests.
Tree-houses designed as world-class hotel rooms are being constructed in a bid to attract travellers who want to be closer to nature. In a remote village in northern Sweden, a lofty new hotel concept which aims to elevate the simple treehouse into a world-class destination for design conscious travelers.
“Our goal in five years is to have 24 rooms from 24 different architects,” says Treehotel co-founder Kent Lindvall, a former guidance counselor who came up with the concept along with his wife Britta.
Treehotel – located in a place called Harads – will consist of four rooms when it opens on July 17th – each with their own distinct character.
The cabin is nearing completion, and is already up in the forest.
And the cube, which is the room that has garnered the most attention.
It will be attached to a single tree.
Four meters high and four meters wide, the walls are made with a mirrored glass.
Kent Lindvall, Treehotel Owner, said, “So everything will reflect in this – the trees, the birds, the clouds, the sun, everything. So it should be invisible nearly in the forest.”
Lindvall says a special film will be applied to the glass which will be visible to birds.
Anette Selberg, Treehotel Sales Manater, said, “This is untouched forest and we want to maintain it the same way. We decided for example to not offer snowmobile safari which is very common up here.”
Selberg is a native of this part of Sweden, but only moved back recently after living in Barcelona for a number of years.
Atop the structure that will soon be home to the bird’s nest, she says the treehotel’s vision is proving a powerful draw – with enquiries coming in from far and wide.
Anette Selberg, Treehotel Sales Manater, said, “From the UK, from Germany, Greece, Italy. Mainly from Europe but I know that New Zealand has been contacting us, Australia. I think what’s exciting here is that we’re just 60 kilometers below the Arctic Circle which means there’s a good possibility to have the northern lights in the winter and during the summer of course you have the midnight sun.”