Sunday, November 07, 2010

The Mirrorcube Treehotel in Sweden

From the country that brought you the Ice Hotel and the Hotel under a Lake, comes the latest in luxury tourist attractions, the Treehotel. 60 km south of the arctic circle in Harads, Sweden, owner Kent Lindvall has just opened the unique and stunning Treehotel to the public. Launching with six structures designed by five different architects, Lindvall envisions an eventual expansion to 24 structures, each designed by a different architect.

The most stunning and picturesque structure to date is surely the Mirrorcube designed by Tham & Videgard architects. Perched upon a single tree and encased in mirror glass, the Mirrorcube is certainly one of the most unique tree-houses ever conceived.

- The structure is made of light-weight aluminum and hangs around a tree trunk
- A mirror clad box that measures 4m × 4m x 4m (13.12 ft)
- 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
- The mirrorcube accommodates two people and includes: a large bed, a small kitchenette and bath, a living room and roof terrace
- Access to the cabin is by rope ladder or rope bridge
- To prevent birds colliding with the Treehotel, an infrared film, visible only to birds is laminated into the glass panes

Cost: $409 USD/night (single) - $592 USD/night (double)

- The Treehotel will be open all year round, so guests will be able to benefit from either of hot summer or cold winters
- Each of the rooms vary in size from 15 to 30 square meters (160 sq ft - 320 sq ft) and are positioned in pine trees between four and six metes from the ground (13 ft - 20 ft)
- They have all been constructed from wood and glass and feature an electric floor heating system, a state-of-the-art eco-friendly incineration toilet and a water-efficient hand basin
- The hotel also features a tree sauna that can accommodate up to 12 people

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