Weekend Fun: The Bird’s Nest at Treehotel

Treehotel is a hotel of five tree houses in the boreal forests of northern Sweden. Each tree house is unique, offering guests an original tree-top environment in which to relax in harmony with nature. They all offer closeup views of the forest and more distant views of the nearby Lule River. We’ll have a look at several of the Treehotel tree houses over the coming weeks.

The Bird’s Nest tree house is designed to blend into the forest. Its camouflage covering allows discrete views of the surrounding nature from its hidden windows. Entry to the Bird’s Nest is via a retractable staircase which is activated by a button on a tree.

The interior of the Bird’s Nest is surprisingly refined and spacious. The 17 m2 (183 ft2) provides accommodation for up to four guests with a double bed and a pair of bunks, each with its own porthole window. There is a small bathroom with an incinerating toilet and a water-efficient sink. One unique touch is the table. With limited space in which to provide seating, the table ended up right in the path of the bedroom’s sliding door. As a result, the table had to be split into two pieces, leaving a small gap in the middle for the door to slide through.

The Bird’s Nest tree house was designed by architect Bertil Harström of Inredningsgruppen, who also designed the UFO tree house.

Have a great weekend!

Photographs by Peter Lundstrom / WDO (summer images) and Fredrik Broman / Human Spectra (winter images), courtesy of Treehotel.

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