Snøhetta takes vacationing in the woods to higher heights (pun intended) with an additional cabin to their Treehotel, a collection of seven guest suites nestled high up in the pine forest of Northern Sweden. Their latest addition, conveniently entitled The 7th Room, is a two-bedroom, 55-square-meter cabin that blurs the line between indoor and outdoor living.
The cabin is located ten meters above ground and features large windows, a netted terrace (perfect stargazing location for hardcore campers who can brave the cold with just a sleeping bag), and a tree stretching through the cabin. You’ll find yourself doing a double take when you stand under the cabin as it disappears into its surroundings. That’s because the the bottom of the cabin is covered with a large black and white print of trees reaching into the sky.
Designed and built like a traditional Nordic cabin, the interior of the cabin is clad with blond ash wood flooring and blond birch plywood walls to complement the dark, burnt wood exteriors.
The 7th Room is complete with two separate bedrooms, a social area named the Northern Light lounge (for the perfect view to see the Aurora Borealis), a bathroom, and a terrace. Similar to a two-story house, the cabin is also laid out on two levels but with only 30cm difference in height, which is enough to effectively differentiate the different living areas. The bedrooms are located on the upper level while the lounge area is on the lower level.
The bedrooms feature beds embedded right in the floor, floor-to-ceiling windows for expansive views of the Lapland treetops and the Lule River, and openable skylights for late night stargazing.
Snøhetta collaborated with with lighting company Ateljé Lyktan to create two types of custom lamps: a bed lamp mounted to the bedroom walls and a suspended light for the lounge area. You can also find minimalistic Nordic furniture like the Scandia Chair by furniture designer Hans Brattrud.
What: The 7th Room at the Treehotel
Where: Treehotel/Brittas Pensionat, Edeforsväg 2 A, 960 24 Harads, Sverige
How much? The 7th Room starts at approximately $1340 per night; other cabins start at approximately $547 per night
Highlights: What’s the best way to enjoy the outdoors of Northern Sweden? From high up in the treetops in this modern treehouse that blurs the line between indoor and outdoor living.
Design draw: Designed like a traditional Nordic cabin, every corner of The 7th Room promotes hygge living (you know, that Scandinavian feeling of minimalistic coziness). From the simple bedrooms to a lounge that promotes togetherness, we’re positive you’d have no trouble unplugging and settling in for the night.
Photos by Johan Jansson.