The philosophy behind the concept was born out of the question: ‘Why not create a comfortable, well designed hotel which allows visitors to live in harmony with nature amongst the trees?’ With the help of a group of well known designers and architects, Treehotel have now turned this idea into a reality. Ecological values in mind, they have created a group of unique rooms, each one set in the forest where they live, a refinement of the local conditions. “Dig where you stand” as the saying goes. It is important to them that they find another way to value the forest, rather than to cut the trees for industrial use. ‘This Boreal forest is one of the Earth’s lungs. We need to look after it’.
The project involved architects Sandell & Sandberg (architect Thomas Sandell), Interior Group AB (Architect: Bertil Harström), Marten Cyrene (architect: Marten Cyrene), Tham & Videgård Hansson Architects (architect: Martin Videgård Hansson and Bolle Tham). Treehotel also received inspired cooperation with Atelje Lyktan I Åhus, who have developed the lighting for each treeroom. Other cooperation partners were local company Svante vilt och bär, Lena Bergström, textiles and glass designer, Klässbols linneväverier and suppliers of toilets in the "Treehotel” Fritidstoa company.
‘Our inspiration came from the documentary film “Trädälskaren” (Treelover) by Jonas Selberg Augustsen. It is the story of three men from the urban environment who look to get back to their roots by building a tree house together. It is a philosophical film about what “the tree” means to us humans, both historically and culturally.’
The resort, if you will, offers a range of activities throughout the summer and winter from hiking and horse riding to snug sleigh rides, husky sled safari and snowshoe trekking in the wilderness. For further details, the new website is up today. Visit: www.treehotel.se