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This hotel is away with the birds... literally

A hotel that looks like a bird’s nest? We have all the details…

IF YOU’VE EVER wanted to have a literal bird’s eye view, have we found just the hotel for you.

In the middle of a forest in northern Sweden the aptly named Bird’s Nest hotel, part of the Tree Hotel group that has designed a series of innovative hotels in the area, is high up in the trees and covered with twigs.

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Suspended between trees six metres into the sky, you enter the treehouse through a retractable stairs in the centre of the ‘nest’. Once the stairs is pulled up,  the nest looks as if it’s floating above the forest.

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The interior is entirely wood-panelled with circular port-hole style windows which are hidden from the outside amongst the twig exterior. Through these you can see amazing views such as Lule River and the Aurora Borealis.

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Architect Bertil Harström says:

This concept is based upon the contrast between exterior and interior. From the outside it appears as a big nest, only the scale separating it from other nests in the vicinity. Discreet windows are almost hidden by the network of branches.

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Not only can you sleep with the birds, you can have a sauna up there too – there are two tree-top saunas which can accommodate up to 12 people.

Additionally, the TreeHouse Hotel is very concerned with being environmentally responsible so there are environmentally-friendly combustion toilets and water-efficient sinks.

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Built in 2010 with a series of 25 more planned, this 1950s era design-style hotel room can sleep 4 (two bunk beds and a double bed). The furniture, lighting and fabrics are also custom designed. There is also a bathroom and living area in the 17 sq metre space.

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You can check out the other hotel rooms in the TreeHouse portfolio here.

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