Bird Nest Hotel

More than two years ago we featured this wicked ‘invisible’ tree hotel room by Videgard Hansson Arkitekter in the Swedish town of Harads. Their creation is part of the Tree Hotel, a hotel that consists of five extraordinary rooms in the woods of northern Sweden. Dezeen just featured one of the other rooms of the hotel: a huge bird nest with an exterior totally covered in twigs, designed by Sundsvall-based office Inredningsgruppen.

The Bird’s Nest is supported by existing trees and can be accessed by a retractable staircase. The designers say to have based their concept 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.” From the inside the hotel room looks and feels totally different. The well designed high standard room offers space and beds to a family with two children. The bedroom is a separate room with sliding doors.

The Swedish Tree Hotel will be extended with another 25 rooms, planned to be built in the next five years. It already features great architectural designs such as a sauna, a cabin and a UFO, all elevated in the trees. During peak season you can spend the night in the Bird’s Nest for almost 4,000 Swedish crowns — some 450 euros.