Treehouse hotel offers rooms to take home
STOCKHOLM, June 2 — One of the world’s most unique hotels is offering guests a rare chance to take their room home with them — to hang in the garden.
Treehotel first captured imaginations last year thanks to its blend of art and nature, offering a woodland retreat where each self-contained room blended perfectly into the treetops of Harads wood in Sweden.
Among the most striking of the 24 hideaways, available to stay at from around US$650 (RM2,340) a night, was the Mirrorcube, a room of glass with a mirrored reflection that appeared to float effortless and nearly invisibly in the woods and contained a wooden bed.
In a unique twist, the Mirrorcube is also available for customers to buy and take home, enabling them to construct a treehouse-like hotel room for guests in their backyard, complete with queen-sized bed.
Treehotel didn’t respond to a request for detailed information, but reports suggest that it’s priced at a whopping €275,000 (RM1.35 million). Still, for that astronomical price tag you get one of the world’s coolest hotel rooms, and Treehotel handles transport and construction of the Mirrorcube, which must be erected around an existing tree (or custom-made system) and is then hermetically sealed to avoid condensation.
Inside, the structure features an armchair, table and chairs, as well as a ladder to a roof terrace, complete with its own lounge chairs, although Treehotel warns that snow must be cleared if it’s installed outside in the winter.
Electricity is also needed to power the stylish Tham & Videgård lighting, although there’s no plumbing so emptying the waste tank is a regular chore for those that want to operate the Mirrorcube in their own backyards.
Of course, with the launch of online stores such as Hilton@Home, it’s not unusual to be able to recreate the hotel atmosphere — but this has got to rank among the world’s best options for hotel fans keen to show off their sense of style. — Afp-Relaxnews