Conceived by the co-founder Kent Lindvall, the tree hotel is situated near a small village called Harads in Sweden, 60 km south of the Arctic Circle. Designed by Scandinavia’s leading architects such as Martin Videgård, Bolle Tham and Mårten & Gustav Cyrén, the main goal was to create a habitat deep in the forest which would not only rejuvenate the guests, but also bring them closer to mother nature. The hotel consists of four different types of rooms, namely the cabin, the blue cone, the nest and the mirrorcube.
One of my favourites is the Mirrorcube, which is a 4 x 4 metre box suspended from a treetop. It consists of a lightweight aluminium structure clad in mirrored glass on all sides. The exterior reflects the surroundings and the sky, creating a camouflaged refuge. The interior is all made of plywood and the windows give a 360 degree view of the surroundings. All of the rooms harmoniously blend into the natural environment with the aim of making a minimal ecological footprint. Each room is located four to six meters above the ground and they all share the magnificent views of the surrounding natural environment.