The inspiration for Treehotel is taken from the movie “The Tree Lover” by Jonas Selberg Augustsén. A tale of three men from the city who rediscover their roots by building a tree house together. “The Tree Lover”is a philosophical story about the tree’s importance to our people, both historically and culturally.
The idea behind Treehotel is to offer a high-standard accommodation in a harmonious setting where daily stress quickly fades away and guests can enjoy the peace and purity of unspoiled nature.
Together with some of Scandinavia’s leading architects, five uniquely designed treerooms were created in Harads, approximately fifty kilometres outside the city of Luleå. The treerooms are located 4-6 meter above ground, all with spectacular views of the Lule river.
A very important part of the concept is to make a minimal ecological footprint. Therefore, the hotel is built around the ecological values in which substantial resources have been devoted to finding sustainable construction and energy solutions.
Guests enjoy all meals at Britta’s guesthouse served by the hosts Kent and Britta in a genuine Swedish setting from the 1930’s-1950’s. The warm and familiar atmosphere at Britta’s guesthouse combined with the contemporary design of the treerooms create a completely unique dimension for the Treehotel’s guests.
A stay at the Treehotel offers a variety of both summer and winter activities. But many guests choose to mostly enjoy the stillness, timelessness and harmony of the Treehotel and its surroundings. A good book, stunning views and stylish accommodation is sufficient to create the feeling that Treehotel is all about.
The Mirror Cube
design by Tham & Videgård architects, Bolle Tham & Martin Videgård
The Mirrorcube is an exciting hidingplace among the trees, camouflaged by the mirrored walls that reflect their surroundings. The dimensions are 4x4x4 meters. The base consists of an aluminium frame mounted around the tree trunk and the walls are covered with reflective glass.
To avoid birds flying into the mirrored walls, they have been clad with infrared film. The color is invisible to humans but highly visible to birds.
The interior is made of plywood and the windows provide a perfect panoramic view. The Mirrorcube offers an excellent accommodation for two people with double bed, bathroom, lounge and rooftop terrace. Guests enter by a 12 meter long bridge leading up to the treeroom.
design by Cyrén & Cyrén, Mårten Cyrén & Gustav Cyrén
The location of this treeroom was chosen based on the idea of creating a platform high up on the hillside overlooking the Lule river valley. Guests enter the hut through a horizontal bridge among the trees. At the end of the bridge is a large wooden deck.
The bridge is a long and interesting structure among the trees and in the future, additional viewingdecks, restingspots, as well as new bridges can be connected. The Cabin hangs slightly off-center, under the deck. Partly to visually reduce the volume and partly to give the treeroom its own expression.
The cabin is like a capsule, a foreign object in the trees. The room is 24 m2 and can accommodate two people, with double bed, bathroom and terrace.
The Bird’s Nest
design by Inredningsgruppen/ Bertil Harström
The concept is based on the contrast between the indoors and outdoors. The exterior of the Bird’s nest nothing but, just that, a giant bird’s nest. It provides a camouflage allowing you to quickly disappear and become part of the surroundings.
design by Sandell Sandberg
The Blue cone is based on simplicity and accessibility, both in terms of materials and design. The room is a traditional wooden structure with three foundations in the ground, to give a sense of height and lightness, but also to create stability.
design by Av Inredningsgruppen/Bertil Harström
The room is cast in durable composite materials. All to create the most lightweight, yet strong and durable design possible. The interior gives the room a modern and comfortable feel. The UFO is built for four people: two adults and two children, with separate bedroom, bathroom and lounge. 30 m2 is all you need for a comfortable escape to your childhood dream.
A bath in a steamy sauna is much more than just a sauna. A visit to a sauna is a sacred and respectful meeting with the four basic elements: the fertile soil, the burning fire, the fresh air and the clean and drinking water.
The Dragonfly, designed by Rintala Eggertsson Architects, is approximately 53 square meters and weighs twenty tons. This is almost three times the weight of the Treehotel’s previously heaviest room – The Cabin – with its seven tons. The Dragonfly literally takes Treehotel to a new level by offering ultra modern conference facilities for up to twelve people, and six beds divided on two bedrooms.
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