Like otherworldly spaceships floating among the treetops these could be the quirkiest holiday accommodation you are likely to stay in.
Stunning pictures show the Seventh Room at Treehotel in Swedish Lapland, which is the most recent of their surreal designs and sits 33 feet above the ground. As the Seventh Room is approached from below, its entire underside has been cleverly covered by a life size photograph of the treetops as they looked before the room was put in place. This means the building disappears from view leaving just the image of the forest as it looked before.
Treehotel also features six other tree rooms ranging from the Bird’s Nest, Mirrorcube and UFO to a more traditional Cabin, Blue Cone – which is actually red, and Dragonfly. The Seventh Room sleeps up to five people in two separate bedrooms and is priced at £1368 (€1569) per night, which includes breakfast.
“The way up is an experience in itself,” said Treehotel. “Stairs and landings take visitors closer to the clouds, step by step. As you reach the large Lapland treetops, with views of the Lule River, you have arrived at your destination. “Large panoramic windows face north and along with skylights in the bedrooms, they will allow guests to watch the magnificent Northern Lights. “The most spectacular experience level could well be the suite’s unique terrace made of net. A natural pine grows through the net and its branches spread out, allowing you to climb out, with the strong net safely below.
“Guests can either lie face down and gaze to the forest floor or lie looking up at the starry sky. The new suite has two separate bedrooms where guests can sleep, or they can venture out to sleep under the stars on the net if they wish.” The new building covers 1000-square-feet in total of which 592-square-feet are living space with two double bedrooms, a lounge, a bathroom and shower.
Treehotel offers a unique hotel experience: tree rooms featuring contemporary design in an unspoiled natural environment. Treehotel is located in Harads, near the Lule River, about 100 kilometers from Luleå airport. The village has a population of about 600 and a restaurant, shop and guest house. Treehotel was inspired by the film The Tree Lover, a philosophical story about the significance of trees for us human beings.
The idea behind Treehotel is to offer high-standard accommodation in a harmonious place where none of the ordinary stress of everyday life exists. A core value of our concept is to consider ecological values, thereby minimising environmental impact. Treehotel opened in 2010 and currently has seven rooms, each with their own character.
Words: Mark McConville/mediadrumworld.com