Friday, March 13, 2009

A tree hotel for 2

This is certainly a new concept in hotels, but one that I think is kind of cool. It's almost like a modern day version of the Swiss Family Robinson. Designers have actually created a fully equipped Tree Hotel in Northern Sweden. The concept is to create a shelter up in the trees, a lightweight aluminium structure hung around a tree trunk, boxes clad in mirrored glass, 4×4x4 meters. 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 tree hotel is well equipped for double occupancy with a double bed, a small kitchen and bathroom, a living room and roof terrace. The access to the structure is by a rope ladder or a rope bridge. To prevent birds from flying into the windows, transparent stickers, visible for birds, will be added to the facades.

I actually remember seeing this on yahoo a couple of weeks ago, and I thought it was a really neat idea. It's definitely out of the box thinking that could make this popular with nature enthusiasts worldwide.

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