Treehotel, the now famous treehouse hotel from Sweden, has completed its most recent “room”. Called The 7th Room, their latest edition comes in the form of a contemporary cabin, suspended 10 meters above the forest floor. The cabin has an impressive 55-square-meter footprint, complete with two bedrooms, a lounge, bathroom, and an outdoor terrace.
Snøhetta, the firm responsible for its design, took inspiration from traditional Nordic cabins before elevating it among the canopy of the trees. It’s supported by twelve columns, and finished with pine wood siding that’s been charred using the Japanese Shou Sugi Ban technique to improve durability.
Unlike the exterior, the interior is finished in much lighter colors. You’ll find pale woods, such as ash and birch plywood, lining the walls. It’s effectively a modern day interpretation of the traditional wooden cabin. The living spaces are actually spread over two levels, although there’s only a difference in height of 30 cm.
Large floor-to-ceiling picture windows and sliding patio doors provide panoramic views of the landscape. Alternatively, you can sit outside on the netted terrace, immersed in the surroundings. The lounge has been dubbed “the northern light lounge”, as it offers you the chance to catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis.
The 7th Room is able to house up to five people. It’s set on an isolated patch of land and accessed by the staircase (don’t worry, a small lift is available for hoisting up your luggage). Given it’s scenic location and uniqueness, no doubt the 7th Room will prove to be just as popular as Treehotel’s other offerings.
Photos © Johan Jansson