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Six Gorgeous Small Rustic Cottages – Sweden’s Urnatur

Six Gorgeous Small Rustic Cottages – Sweden’s Urnatur

(via sustainablog) As soon as I discovered this collection of small houses, I was taken. Wow! These rustic cabins with green roofs, treehouses, and small homes are located at Urnatur, in Sweden, an eco lodge and retreat center. Urnatur is a family-owned retreat and tree house hotel, with private cabins in the incredible…

The 2012 Outside Magazine Travel Awards – Best New Hotel

The 2012 Outside Magazine Travel Awards – Best New Hotel

Photographer: Peter Lundstrom/WDO/Treehotel Best New Hotel – Treehotel, Sweden From Outside magazine, April 2012. Posted online, March 13, 2012. By: Stephanie Pearson and Kate Siber A lot of great hotels have opened in the past couple of years, but we have a thing for treehouses. The Treehotel’s five surreal “rooms” sit as high as 18 feet off the […]

Falun Red – Falu Röd

Falun Red – Falu Röd

The traditional, deep red pigment of Swedish barns and cottages is called Falun Red (or Falu Röd.)  The paint originates from the Falun copper mines of Dalarma, Sweden and is composed of copper, zinc, and iron oxides mixed with rye flour, linseed oil, and water.  In use for nearly 500 years (and originally a symbol of wealth […]

Friggebod – Sweden

Friggebod – Sweden

From Cabin Porn website. The Swedish have a pet name for tiny cabins: friggebod, a portmanteau of Birgit Friggebo’s surname and the word “bod” (meaning “shed.”)  Friggebo was Sweden’s Minister for Housing from 1978-1982 and during her tenure abolished permits for dwellings 10 sq. meters (~110 sq ft) or smaller.

Cabin – Swedish Lapland

Cabin – Swedish Lapland

From Cabin Porn website: Cabin in Swedish Lapland. Photographed by Henrik Bonnevier.

Victory Roads by ICEHOTEL – Sweden & Norway

Victory Roads by ICEHOTEL – Sweden & Norway

Experience the mountains, fjords, lakes and waterfalls of Swedish Lapland, Lofoten (Norway), and North Cape (Norway) with ICEHOTEL and Victory Motorcycles Sweden. A ride along some of Northern Europe’s most beautiful roads. ICEHOTEL and Polaris Industries offer an unique motorcycle experience. Along Victory Road, you will experience the mountains, fjords, lakes, and waterfalls of Swedish Lapland, […]

ICEHOTEL – Jukkasjärvi – Sweden

ICEHOTEL – Jukkasjärvi – Sweden

The ICEHOTEL in the village of Jukkasjärvi, about 17 km from Kiruna, Sweden, was the world’s first ice hotel. After its first opening in 1990, the hotel has been erected each year from December to April. History In 1989, Japanese ice artists visited the area and created an exhibition of ice art. In Spring 1990, French […]

Treehouse Hotels – Hotell Andrum and 7:e Himlen

Treehouse Hotels – Hotell Andrum and 7:e Himlen

The Cabin in the Trees, Falköping, Sweden Named Seventh Heaven and built in a large oak tree, this is the latest addition to the popular treehouse hotel at Islanna Café & Lantkök, Ugglum. A large balcony enables guests to sleep under the stars if they wish, hear the sounds of the forest, and perhaps see […]

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