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Located 50km outside of Lulea, Sweden, these innovative tree hotels - like "The UFO" above - " are located 4-6 meter above ground, all with spectacular views of the Lule river; a very important part of the concept is to make a minimal ecological footprint." Continue reading to see more.

5. Mirror Cube

The Mirrorcube is an exciting hide-out among the trees, camouflaged by mirrored walls that reflect their surroundings. To prevent birds from flying into the mirrored walls, they have been clad with infrared film. The color is invisible to humans, but visible to the birds.

The interior is made from plywood with a birch surface. The six windows provide a stunning panoramic view. The Mirrorcube offers excellent accommodation for two people with a double bed, bathroom, lounge, and rooftop terrace. A 12-meter-long bridge leads up to the treeroom.

4. Bird's Nest

The Bird's nest is built on the contrasts between the outside and inside. The treeroom's exterior is nothing but a gigantic bird's nest. It gives a camouflage so you quickly disappear and become part of the surroundings. The interior, on the other hand, is familiar and exclusive.

It's a spacious environment where a family with two children can comfortably spread out. The walls are clad with wood panels and the windows almost disappear in the exterior's network of branches. The room is 17m² and has separate bedrooms, bathroom, and living area. You enter the Bird's Nest with the help of a retractable staircase.

3. Blue Cone

The Blue Cone is based on simplicity and accessibility, both in terms of material and design. The room is a traditional wooden structure with three foundations in the ground to give a sense of height and lightness, but also stability.

You access the room via a bridge from the nearby mountain. The bridge is well suited for people with disabilities. The exterior consists of laminated birch wood, the interior of timber. The treeroom is 22m² and has four beds, separate sleeping loft, bathroom and living room.

2. Tree Sauna

Bathing in a steam sauna is much more than just bathing. A visit to the sauna is as close as it gets to a sacred and respectful encounter with the four basic elements; fertile earth, burning fire, fresh air and clean, drinkable water. A sauna in the woods is both natural and sensible.

The Tree Sauna accommodates up to 8 people. You also have access to a hot tub as well as the custom-designed relaxation area. Treehotel provides all sauna guests with shampoo, conditioner, soap, towels and slippers.

1. The Cabin

This treeroom's location was based on the idea of creating a platform high up on a sharp hillside overlooking the Lule River valley. You can reach the hut from here via a horizontal bridge among the trees. At the front of the bridge is a large wooden deck.

The bridge is a long and interesting structure among the trees. The Cabin hangs slightly off-set, under the deck, partly to visually reduce the size and partly to give the tree room its own custom look. The Cabin is like a capsule, a foreign body in the trees. The room is 24m² and accommodates two people, with a double bed, bathroom and terrace.

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This entry was posted on 10/04/2012 01:30am and is filed under Feature, Top 5, Travel, World News .
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