TreeHotel's MirrorCube room now available via mail order
By Eric Mack
May 31, 2012
Last year, Gizmag reported on Sweden's tree-house hotel, highlighted by the stunning Mirrorcube room that reflects its own surroundings. Now you no longer have to travel to a remote part of Scandinavia to spend a night in a Mirrorcube, as the company behind Treehotel is offering to construct, deliver and install one wherever you'd like.
Treehotel says to allow four months for delivery of your own Mirrorcube, which can be setup in a living tree or on "a specialized anchoring system," but either way Treehotel will need to approve the location first.
The structure itself is made mostly of wood and aluminum, with in-floor electric heating, lighting and furniture, all designed by the Swedish architecture firm of Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård. The bathroom uses a water-efficient sink and an electric "freeze toilet," which is a similar to a composting toilet.
Treehotel says it can safely handle four occupants at the same time and that you can expect a Mirrorcube to enjoy a 30-year lifespan. As for birds, Treehotel says there's no need to worry about them flying into your mirrored abode, as an infrared film visible to birds but not humans has been laid across the glass.
Pricing on a Mirrorcube is dependent upon location, customization and other factors, but the company is looking for resellers to help broaden its reach.