The World’s Brightest Tree House

Warning: Bold red ahead. At the Treehotel in the forests of Swedish Lapland, a treehouse is painted an unexpected shade of crimson.

The hotel is a cluster of five treehouses, designed by prominent architects, with the aim of helping guests reconnect with nature. In this cabin, designed by Stockholm-based architects SandellSandberg, the reddest of reds is coupled with a tranquil interior palette of white, light wood, and gray.

Photography by Peter Lundstrom.

Above: A long ramp leads to the treehouse entrance.

Above: The exterior is clad in laminated birch.

Above: Square windows overlook the surrounding woods.

Above: A heathered gray Bjork Rug from Design House Stockholm adds warmth to the serene space.

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Dale O.

Intriguing. Tree houses are fascinating but this one is a bit too colourful for me in the serenity of the woods. A good idea if one gets lost easily, like a homing beacon.

ANA MARIJA R3 years ago

Thanks for the info and photos.

Lynn D.
Lynn D3 years ago

Interesting, thanks!

Jennifer Larson
Jennifer L3 years ago

I love tree houses.... I'm more partial to the types high in the forests of Costa Rica... so beautiful!

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra3 years ago

Thank you Gardenista, for Sharing this!

Anna Undebeck
Anna Undebeck3 years ago

Hahaha, sorry, but it looks so weird.. Never heard of it before and Im living in Sweden) Thanks for sharing though!

Kate S.
Kate S3 years ago

Hmmm I would rather pitch a tent . BUT thanks for posting pretty pictures of the woods

Debbie Williamson
Debbie W3 years ago

thank you

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Bonnie M.
Bonnie M3 years ago

Interesting... too red for me, however. Thanks for the info and photos.