Well, with the help of a group of well known designers and architects, they have now turned the idea into a reality.
They have a group of unique rooms created in harmony with nature, and with our ecological values. They are all set in the forest where we live, a refinement of the local conditions. “Dig where you stand” as the saying goes.
Their inspiration came from the documentary film “Trädälskaren” (Treelover) by Jonas Selberg Augustsen. It is the story of three men from the urban environment who look to get back to their roots by building a tree house together. It is a philosophical film about what “the tree” means to us humans, both historically and culturally.
Treehotel is located in the beautiful village of Harads, approximately 60 km south of the Arctic Circle, and one hour drive from Luleå, which has the largest airport in northern Sweden.
Harads is a place that surrounded by forest and water and by stillness and wilderness. Here lives 600 inhabitants. They have restaurants, stores, hostel, gas station, swimming facilities, view point Klippan and a beautiful church. It is a place that is dominated by forests and water, the serenity and wilderness.
In first generation there are six uniquely themed Tree Rooms, created by 6 separate architects. The Tree Rooms that are finished to days date are: The Mirrorcube, The Bird’s Nest, The Cabin and The Blue Cone.
In addition they have a sauna and a relaxing area room which seat 12 guests comfortably. This is the first Tree Hotel in the world with a Sauna.
The rooms vary from 15 – 30 square meters and they range between 4-6 meters from the ground. They build mainly with wood, though one room has a glass facade. All of the Tree Houses are situated up in pine trees.
The rooms can be accessed by either a ramp or sturdy stairs. One of the rooms has an electric retractable stairs.
Every Tree Room has its own living and sleeping areas. Two of the Tree Rooms are accommodate 2 beds and the remaining three rooms will have 4 beds, which are ideal for families. Each Tree Room is equipped with its own state of the art eco-friendly incineration toilet and water efficient hand basin, which means there is no artificial plumbing.
The interior of each Tree Room are uniquely designed by the architect, with its own furniture and lighting to complement the individual theme.
The Treehotel will be open all year round, which means guests will be able to benefit from either of our lovely hot summer or our beautiful winters. To make this possible, each Treehotel have an electric under-floor heating system which is being delivered from an eco-friendly source of electricity.
What Treehotel are offering is a new experience living close to nature in a place of great natural beauty, where joyful childhood memories can be relived with added comfort and sophistication. The next time you are in Sweden; do try this out and share with us your experience.