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December 11, 2011

Treehotel — Now you can build your own

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From the Wall Street Journal: "Opened last year, the Treehotel in northern Sweden has a series of retreats in the forest — including this mirrored glass box [above and below]. The plywood interior has a double bed, bathroom, living room and terrace. To prevent birds from smashing into the glass, the panes are laminated with a transparent ultraviolet* film. The cube recently became available as a flatpack kit, for about $370,000 (excluding transportation)."

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From the Treehotel website:

The Mirrorcube is an exciting hide-out among the trees, camouflaged by mirrored walls that reflect their surroundings. The dimensions are 4x4x4 metres. The base consists of an aluminum frame around the tree trunk and the walls are covered with reflective glass.

To prevent birds from flying into the mirrored walls, they have been clad with infrared** film. The colour is invisible to humans, but visible to the birds.

The interior is made from plywood with a birch surface. The six windows provide a stunning panoramic view. The Mirrorcube offers excellent accommodation for two people with a double bed, bathroom, lounge, and rooftop terrace. A 12-meter-long bridge leads up to the treeroom.

Britta's Pensionat is open for Treehotel’s guests, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in an authentic 1930-1950's setting. There's a restaurant, bar, sauna and relaxation area, TV, and internet. When you arrive at Treehotel, you first check at Britta’s pensionat; then it's a short stroll through the breathtaking nature to your treeroom.

Well, which is it — ultraviolet* or infrared**?

Me, I'm going with the Wall Street Journal's characterization*.

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Ah, spend a rainy weekend in The Birds Nest with two children. Not.

"It’s a spacious environment where a family with two children can comfortably spread out"

Posted by: Kay | Dec 11, 2011 7:48:56 PM

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