Monday, February 13, 2017

This luxury treehouse just opened in the forests of northern Sweden – it's just as amazing as its predecessors

Northern Sweden offers endless swathes of pine tree forest, and endless daylight or darkness, depending on season.
A family-run hotel wants to offer you that experience and more - from above ground.

The 7th Room treehouse is the latest addition to the now world-famous Treehotel in northern Sweden, which offers visitors luxury lodging in the middle of the forest.
The hotel was founded in 2004 by Britta Jonsson-Lindval and her husband. Located in Harads, some 80 kilometers inland from the coast in Swedish Lapponia, the hotel has become most famous through the surreal Mirrorcube.

The Treehotel now contains seven different lodgings, all in modern, Scandinavian design, seemingly hovering among the tree canopies. 

The 7th Room has been designed by award-winning Norweigan architect firm Snohetta, with a portfolio including the 9/11 Memorial musem Pavilion in New York and Oslo Opera House. It's a showcase of Scandinavian functionality and minimalism. Have a look. 
Ten metres up in the tree canopy, the 7th Room is the largest of all the houses at Treehotel.

The 7th Room's Interior

The bedroom comes with a serene view...

The 7th room treehouse has already attracted notable visits; from the Swedish Innovation Minister, as well as Financial Times' travel writer Pamela Goodman, who recently described her experience:
"Purportedly its strength is sufficient to bear the weight of 900 people but there is nonetheless something precarious about stepping out on to netting with a 10-metre drop to the ground below."
Goodman describes the interiors.

"This is less fantasy land and more designer chic, boasting classic Norwegian chairs from the 1950s, lighting by the contemporary Swedish studio Ateljé Lyktan and a futuristic shower system that promises minimal energy and water consumption."
Next time you want a northern getaway without compomising in fashionable Scandi design, you might want to include hovering treehouses to your list.