TreeHugger loves and hates the TreeHotel in Sweden; I love it for the design, and the fact that my first post on it was the most popular I ever wrote; Our tech people hate it because it was so popular that it broke the site for a whole day. It is the gift that keeps on giving, as they keep adding wonderful new rooms, such as the UFO design that I wrote about last year. At the time Bertil Harström of Inredningsgruppen, described the attraction of the concept:
Now it is built, and Inhabitat has a great slideshow of it inside and out. The Treehouse website describes it with what I hope is a mis-translation of its construction:
This is a boys dream: to climb aboard a spaceship has a huge appeal for people with fertile imagination. When working on The Nest, the idea came to create something completely contrary. Suddenly it became a magical UFO among the treetops. A composite exterior with classic round porthole windows hides a modern, comfortable living space with separate levels.
The room is cast in durable compost material – all to create the lightest, yet strong and sustainable design possible. The interior gives the room a modern and comfortable feel over two floors. The UFO is built for four people, two adults and two children, with separate bedrooms, bathroom and living area. 30m² is all you need for a comfortable escape to childhood dreams.