Last edited 20 Dec 2020



In January 2017, Snøhetta completed their addition to the renowned Treehotel in the pine forest of Northern Sweden.

Hovering 10 m above ground within the tree canopy, the 7th Room, provides guests with views of the Lapland treetops and Lule River.


Integrating the building's design with its surroundings, a tree stretches up through the cabin, large windows offer stunning views, and a netted terrace is suspended above the forest floor.

The cabin is supported on 12 columns, and is based on traditional Nordic architecture, with a wooden façade clad with pine boards. A staircase allows access from the ground, with a small lift for luggage.


The interior timber floor is made from ash, while birch plywood is used for the interior walls.

Each room features generous windows, and open-able rooflights allow occupants to look up at the night sky from their beds.


The 55-square meter space includes two bedrooms, a lounge area, bathroom, and a terrace capable of accommodating up to five guests.

Varying floor heights create an efficient and playful interior. The space is laid out on two levels with a 30 cm difference in height between them. The lounge area is located on the lower level, while the bedrooms are on the upper level with the beds embedded into the floor.


With its unusual design and unique location, Snøhetta say that the 7th room is ‘a celebration of the Nordic cabin and the pine tree forest.’

All images © Johan Jansson

Content and images courtesy of Snøhetta.

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