If all the plans went ahead according to schedule, it’s now possible to spend your next vacation in absolute luxury in the forests of Harads in Northern Sweden high up in the trees, with awesome views of the Lulea River valley.
This is not your usual treehouse adventure – one night will set you back around 3500 Kronor (S$660).
The inspiration for this high-end designer Treehotel comes from the movie Trädälskaren (video in Swedish). The rooms all have a unique story and each is designed by different architects. While there, you can also take in the beautiful views of the river basin and stunning forest while relaxing in a spa and sauna high up in the treetops.
The Treehotel will be open all year round… but I don’t think I’d want to visit in winter, given that temperatures can drop as low as 30 degrees celsius below zero (even though each room has electric under-floor heating systems).
The designers have been very wary of causing any impact to the natural habitat or environment, so the rooms have been constructed from wood and glass and feature a water efficient hand basin and eco-friendly incineration toilet. For the ‘Mirrorcube’ room, they also decided to apply a special film to the glass (that is visible only to birds) so as to prevent our feathered friends colliding with it.
The “Mirrorcube” is four metres high and four metres wide… a cube made of glass and built around a tree trunk. Inside is a double bed, kitchenette, living room, roof terrace and bath.
The rooms vary from 15-30 square metres and sit between 4-6 metres from the ground, with access via a ramp or stairs.
The other ‘themed’ Treerooms, include the UFO, the Cabin, the Blue Cone and the Nest.
I think I’ve found the ideal location for my next wedding anniversary (as long as we can book for the summer season)!!