Destination Design: Treehotel – Harads, Sweden

Remember when you were little and you wanted to live in your treehouse? Want that feeling of weightlessness and seclusion again, this time as an adult?

Take a Swedish adventure into the wilderness with this month’s Destination Design — the curious and odd vacation destination called Treehotel. Located in the small town of Harads, Sweden, Treehotel takes advantage of the natural surroundings and dense forests using them to serve as privacy for their sweet little getaway cabins nestled in the trees. Each small themed treehouse guestroom is suspended above the ground.

The inspiration for the hotel came from a documentary called Trädälskaren (The Tree Lover) by Jonas Selberg Augustsen, which tells the story of three city-dwelling men who decide to build a tree house together to explore their roots. Each architect-designed room is completely different only having in common the fact that it is suspended in the trees.

The Bird’s Nest by Inredningsgruppen (Bertil Harström) was created to resemble a bird’s nest in which you are the eggs nesting inside! It has four beds (one double bed and two single child beds) and lots of privacy because of the branches on the exterior. You can access it from a retractable staircase.

The Blue Cone by SandellSandberg has two levels. On the first is a double bed and in the loft, there are two single beds. To get to the Blue Cone, there’s a bridge from the mountain behind it.

The Cabin by Cyrén & Cyrén (Mårten Cyren & Gustav Cyren) has a double bed and views of the Lule River, It is accessed via a footbridge.

The Mirrorcube by Tham & Videgård Architects (Bolle Tham & Martin Videgård) is a lightweight aluminum cube covered in mirrored glass — you can see out 360 degrees. It has one double bed and you get there via a rope bridge.

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Photos courtesy of Treehotel.