A Bird's Eye View: Sweden's Hotel in the Trees

Located in the Swedish countryside, the Treehotel consists of a series of rooms, each built by a different architect with a unique theme, but all designed to give guests a memorable escape from every day life. It is "a place where nature, ecological values, comfort and modern design are combined for an exciting adventure."

Built in 2010, the concept for the Treehotel was inspired by the 2008 Jonas Selberg Augustsén film, The Tree Lover, a story of "three men from the city who want to go back to their roots by building a tree house together."

While time spent in one of Treerooms will allow quiet bonding time with nature, it will not contribute to its destruction. The Treehotel is carefully built and run with an ethic that places a heavy importance on sustainability and nature preservation.

Materials and construction techniques were chosen based on concern for the environment, which is why no trees were removed from the land to make room for the construction and no chemicals were used to treat the wood. Electricity is supplied locally from hydroelectric power and low energy LEDs are used to light the rooms. Each room is equipped with a combustion toilet and water efficient sinks in lieu of a sewage system.

Today there are five rooms to choose from, but more are planned for 2012. Just like the current rooms, each of the new rooms will be designed by a different architect with custom designed furniture, lighting and fabrics in each cabin.

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