The Treehotel, run by Britta and Kent Lindvall, is a cooperative concept between well-known designers and architects. The result is a unique collection of hotel rooms (6 completed and open for booking as of this month) perched up in the pine trees of Northern Sweden. The concept “live in a treehut” is given a new dimension, created in harmony with nature and ecological values and is built on the philosophy to find another way to experience the value of a forest rather than cut the trees for industrial use.
Treehotel In Northern Sweden
There are 6 completely unique themed Tree Houses at the Treehotel in Northern Sweden so far, each created by 5 different architecture firms. The goal is to continue to build a total of 24 over a five year period, all of which will be created by national and international architects.
The Cabin by Cyrén & Cyrén
The Mirror Cube by Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
The UFO by Inredningsgruppen
A Room With A View by Marge Arkitekter
The Bird’s Nest by Inredningsgruppen
The Blue Cone by Sandell Sandberg
Other tree hut themes presented:
The Triangle by SandellSandberg:
The Cloud by Marge Arkitekter:
In addition to the Treehotel there will be a sauna and a conference /breakfast room which will seat 12 guests comfortably, making it the first Tree Hotel in the world with a sauna. There will also be a room with disabled access and facilities.
Information and amenities:
The Tree Hotel will be open all year round. Each Tree Hotel hut will have an electric floor heating system which will be delivered from an eco-friendly source of electricity.
The rooms vary from 15 – 30 square meters and range between 4-6 meters from the ground. The rooms can be accessed by either a ramp or sturdy stairs. Two of the rooms will have electric retractable stairs.
Every Tree House will have its own living and sleeping areas. Four of the Tree Houses will accommodate two beds and the remaining two Tree Houses will have four beds which would be ideal for family’s. Each Tree House will be 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 House will be uniquely designed with its own furniture and lighting to complement the individual theme of each Tree House by the architect.
The idea was inspired by the documentary film “Trädälskaren”(Treelover) by Jonas Selberg Augustsen. A story about three men from the urban environment who seek their roots and build a tree house together. It is also a philosophical film about what the ”tree” means for human beings in history and culture. The documentary was filmed in Harads and shown on Swedish TV and cinemas.
Over the past year, guests were able to rent the Tree House that was built for the documentary and that is where the inspiration fr the Treehotel came from.
Treehotel is a part of Brittas Pensionat which the Lindvall’s started 5 years ago.The pensionat has 12 double rooms, restaurant / bar and a sauna with an area to relax in. Brittas Pensionat will now be incorporated into the new Treehotel Company. Brittas pensionat is a listed building of The Swedish National Heritage Board who preserves environment and design from the 1930s -1950s.
above: the Tree hotel is part of the Pensionat Brittas, run by proprietors Britta and Kent Lindvall
images courtesy of each architectural firm, Brittas Pensionat, and the Tree hotel.