01/18 Treehotel in the Arctic Forest

Red treehouse at the  http://www.treehotel.se/en/

Red treehouse at the http://www.treehotel.se/en/

It all began when the Lindvall’s were having trouble attracting people to their guesthouse (Britta’s Pensionat) in the town of Harads (population 500). They began renting out a treehouse built by a friend of theirs (for his documentary “The Tree Lovers”) and discovered it was surprisingly popular.

On a fishing trip in Russia with some of Sweden’s top architects, Kent raised the idea of building a treehouse hotel with rooms “you couldn’t find anywhere else in the world”. The architects loved the idea so Kent went home and started talking to a bank. He raised enough money to buy some forest next to the couple’s guest house that had been sold for logging.

Two years later, the Treehotel opened with the first four “treerooms”. It immediately attracted press from all over the world and celebrity guests like Kate Moss who talked about it on social media.

The attraction here is the mix of isolation and architecture. Each treehouse has a different architect all charged with coming up with something completely new, and that doesn’t harm the trees it rests on.

Read more and watch the video: https://youtu.be/gqt71xsE2Yg


Elaine Walker