Unique Treehotel in Sweden

Treehotel offers a unique hotel experience: treerooms with contemporary design in the middle of unspoiled nature. Here you can forget about the time constraints of everyday life, enjoy the serenity, and rejuvenate in a sophisticated yet familiar environment. Treehotel is located in Harads, near the Lule river, about 100 kilometers from Luleå airport. The village has a population of about 600 and features a restaurant, shop and guest house. When you arrive at Treehotel, you check in at Britta’s Pensionat. Then it’s just a short stroll through the beautiful nature to your treeroom. The most striking part of Harads is its magnificent surroundings. From Treehotel’s rooms you get a fantastic view of the Lule River valley, miles of forest and the powerful river.

Playful Tiny Homes by Dan Pauly

Fourth generation wood-working artisan Dan Pauly transforms reclaimed wood into diminutive cabins that look like they’re straight out of a fairy tale. Whether it’s a sauna, outhouse, shed, or actual home, the craftsman is able to create structures that are reminiscent of a Tim Burton film – offering a quirky balance of gothic culture and playfulness. As it turns out, there’s even a significant history behind these whimsical designs. Pauly’s great-grandfather emigrated from Switzerland to the U.S. in the 1800s and began the artisanal craft of barn building. Since then, the Pauly family has continued this impressive trade, making it part of their legacy for close to two centuries. “As I uncover an old barn or shed,” Pauly explains on his website, “I realize that it could be the same lumber that my great-grandfather used more than 100 years ago. I think that respect for the craftsmen and craftswomen of the past, and for the wood they used, make a difference in each new piece I create. Until you have dismantled an old barn, you can’t imagine the painstaking effort it took from Old-World craftsmen to erect it. They were each a work of art.”

Elliptical Treehouse Djuren by Baumraum

To serve as a comfortable escape for a family on a wooded property in northern Germany, Baumraum have completed the “Treehouse djuren” around two large oaks. The structure is characterized by its egg-shaped profile, which is accentuated by elliptical windows and glossy white façade finish. The interior space is comprised of sleeping benches covered in gray felt, and provides many views to the forested context. From below, the treehouse is accessed via two ship ladders, which are separated by a lower terrace at a height of 3.8 meters above the ground plane. The second deck is located 5.6 meters in the air, and contains entry to the elevated pod. The small dwelling’s vertical load is carried by four inclined steel supports, while it is structurally stiffened through its connections to the trees. The two oaks also bear the weight of the two terraces, through a system of cables and textile straps. In contrast to the white ends of the egg-shaped pod, the volume’s underside as well as the terraces are made of wood, while the roof is clad in sheet zinc. A curved window is integrated into the rounded front facade, providing an additional view outward.

Château Hautefort Treehouse

Château Hautefort is a charming cabin built into the trees of Nojals-et-Clotte, France, and part of Châteaux dans les Arbres, a complex of tree houses available as lodging. This particular cabin occupies a hundred-year old oak and accommodates 2-6 people in its 3 bedrooms. “A mystical, magical castle in the trees modeled after a traditional French château. Superb cuisine, a pool, and total peace in the treetops.”