Traditionally, treehouses have been the ultimate place for kids to escape parents, chores, and everything else unrelated to having fun. Treehouses have always been spaces that children share with friends. Sadly, we don’t often see many treehouses in our neighborhoods. However, there’s growing trend of treehouses as fun places for adults. Perhaps treehouse builders just want the same feeling of escaping the real world, and we appreciate them for taking on the task of building these modern-day treehouses.
Being several feet off the ground in a cozy and comfortable house, surrounded by the sounds of nature, may seem like a dream. Thankfully, that dream can be a reality if you’re not too scared of heights. International architecture and design company Snohetta has created the ultimate treehouse in one of the most beautiful corners of the world. The treehouse is a luxury hotel in Northern Sweden, near the Arctic Circle. Named The 7th Room, the company’s main mission is to “shorten the gap between people and nature.”
The 7th Room treehouse features a sleek design and modern furniture. The design of the house is based on the traditional Nordic cabin and sits on 12 columns in an isolated forest, sprawling with evergreen trees left and right. The structure is 33 feet (10 meters) off the ground and features breathtaking views of the surrounding Swedish Lapland, including the winding Lule River. The treehouse hotel is extremely cozy thanks to the light, wooden interior, and of course, the panoramic views are just amazing. The structure is nearly 600-square-feet in total and hosts a lounge area, bathroom, and two bedrooms. This unique hotel can accommodate five people, so you can enjoy your time with friends and family. And don’t worry about climbing a skinny ladder to reach the treehouse. The building offers a staircase and a small elevator.
One of The 7th Room’s most spectacular features is its outdoor terrace with a netted base, which allows visitors to lay down and experience being under the Northern Lights. A significant portion of Sweden lies within a zone where solar particles collide with gases in the earth’s atmosphere to create beautiful and jaw-dropping colorful ribbons of light.
The luxurious structure belongs to Treehotel, which aims to introduce its visitors to the Northern Lights in the Arctic Circle. The company also owns six other treehouse suites, but this one is by far the largest and tallest one designed by Scandinavian architects. The six other treehouses are extremely unique. The UFO treehouse looks exactly like a flying saucer. The Bird’s Nest looks like its name – a nest made of loads of twigs, but once inside, it is a cozy space. The Mirrorcube has an exterior completely camouflaged by mirrored walls that reflect its surroundings. Treehotel outdid itself with its fascinating structures, and visiting any one of them would be a dream come true.
The 7th Room treehouse hotel goes for about 15,000 Swedish Krona per night, which in about $1,700. The cost might sound pricey, but where else can you get to experience being up in a tree, with views of the magnificent Northern Lights. This unique hotel is definitely an upgrade from the wooden treehouse your parents designed for you when you were a kid. You can check out each of the six treehouses on Treehotel’s website, where the company shares amazing photos, descriptions of each treehouse hotel, floor plans, and prices.