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Luxury treehouse lets you sleep under the stars

Luxury treehouse lets you slee...
The 7th Room is accessed by a long staircase but there's also a small elevator for luggage
The 7th Room is accessed by a long staircase but there's also a small elevator for luggage
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The 7th Room's bathroom
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The 7th Room's bathroom
The rooms inside the 7th Room treehouse include two bedrooms, a bathroom and a lounge area
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The rooms inside the 7th Room treehouse include two bedrooms, a bathroom and a lounge area
The 7th Room's bedrooms offer amazing views of the rural countryside
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The 7th Room's bedrooms offer amazing views of the rural countryside
The 7th Room also features operable skylights in both bedrooms
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The 7th Room also features operable skylights in both bedrooms
Inside the 7th Room, there's a total floorspace of 55 sq m (592 sq ft)
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Inside the 7th Room, there's a total floorspace of 55 sq m (592 sq ft)
The 7th Room is split over two floors which are only 30 cm (11.81 in) apart in height
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The 7th Room is split over two floors which are only 30 cm (11.81 in) apart in height
Heating for the 7th Room comes from a pellet-burning stove 
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Heating for the 7th Room comes from a pellet-burning stove 
The 7th Room's indoor flooring is made from ash wood, while the interior walls are clad in birch plywood
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The 7th Room's indoor flooring is made from ash wood, while the interior walls are clad in birch plywood
The 7th Room's netted terrace offers an opportunity to get even closer to nature
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The 7th Room's netted terrace offers an opportunity to get even closer to nature
The 7th Room's netted terrace has a tree growing through its center
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The 7th Room's netted terrace has a tree growing through its center
Access to the 7th Room is gained via staircase
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Access to the 7th Room is gained via staircase
The 7th Room also has a small lift for luggage
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The 7th Room also has a small lift for luggage
The 7th Room is located in Sweden's far north
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The 7th Room is located in Sweden's far north
The underside of the 7th Room is covered in a black-and-white print of trees to make it seem to blend into the forest
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The underside of the 7th Room is covered in a black-and-white print of trees to make it seem to blend into the forest
Designed as a take on a traditional Nordic cabin, the 7th Room's facade is clad with dark burnt pine boards
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Designed as a take on a traditional Nordic cabin, the 7th Room's facade is clad with dark burnt pine boards
The 7th Room  is part of the existing Treehotel site, a hotel made up of amazing treehouses designed by some of Scandinavia's leading architects
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The 7th Room  is part of the existing Treehotel site, a hotel made up of amazing treehouses designed by some of Scandinavia's leading architects
Inside the 7th Room, there's a total floorspace of 55 sq m (592 sq ft)
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Inside the 7th Room, there's a total floorspace of 55 sq m (592 sq ft)
The 7th Room is accessed by a long staircase but there's also a small elevator for luggage
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The 7th Room is accessed by a long staircase but there's also a small elevator for luggage
The 7th Room is suspended 10 m (32 ft) above the forest floor on 12 thin columns
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The 7th Room is suspended 10 m (32 ft) above the forest floor on 12 thin columns

It's rare to see a top-tier firm like Snøhetta design a project as whimsical as a treehouse, but if the 7th Room treehouse is anything to go by, perhaps it should happen more often. Raised 10 m (32 ft) above a forest floor in Swedish Lapland on 12 thin columns, the luxury treehouse lets visitors sleep out under the stars on a netted terrace.

Access to the treehouse is gained by a long staircase, but there's also a handy luggage elevator. Inside, a total floorspace of 55 sq m (592 sq ft) is split between two bedrooms, a bathroom and a lounge area. The latter boasts floor-to-ceiling glazing facing the north, and is referred to as the "Northern Light Lounge" because of the views of the aurora borealis that can be enjoyed when conditions are right.

The treehouse's most interesting feature is definitely its outdoor terrace though, which is accessed from a large glass door in the lounge area. Consisting of a double-layered net spanning the gap between the two bedrooms, it has a pine tree growing through its center. Hardy types are encouraged to grab a sleeping bag and spend the night out there. For those who'd rather stargaze in comfort, skylights are installed in the bedrooms.

The 7th Room's netted terrace offers an opportunity to get even closer to nature
The 7th Room's netted terrace offers an opportunity to get even closer to nature

Envisioned as a take on a traditional Nordic cabin, the treehouse's facade is clad in dark burnt pine boards. The indoor flooring is ash, while the interior walls are finished in birch plywood. The structure's underside sports a black-and-white print of trees.

The 7th Room is the latest addition to Treehotel, a boutique hotel in Sweden's far north, near the arctic circle, that's made up of interesting treehouses designed by some of Scandinavia's leading architects.

Source: Snøhetta

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EcoLogical
I love this treehouse, I'm now thinking of building one for myself, thanks for the great ideas!