Located on a steep forested hillside of Odda in Norway, Woodnest is a captivating treehouse rental overlooking the magnificent Hardanger fjord. Built by Norwegian architects Helen & Hard, it is a forest dwelling suspended 5-6m above the forest floor on a single pine tree and fastened to the trunk using a steel collar.
This unique architectural design and timber construction is one of the main visual elements that according to the architects is the specific response to the natural topography and conditions of the site. The exterior design is also formed from a series of radial glu-laminated timber ribs that gives the structure a unique hobbit home-like look.
Accessed via a small timber bridge, Woodnest treehouse features an open floor plan and climatized living space despite a living tree piercing through the structure – thanks to underfloor heating and thermostat. The treehouse accommodates a sleeping area, a bathroom complete with shower and toilet, a kitchenette, and a living room in just 15-square-meters.
There are expansive windows in different directions to offer uninterrupted views of the outside – an essential feature in a holiday cabin. The architecture of the treehouse is highly noticeable – it is really surprising to see how the cabin is supported by a single tree. It is created with the idea to provide a feeling of climbing and exploring trees.
This staycation is ideal for couples wanting to immerse themselves in nature. Woodnest treehouse can be booked from the official website, starting from 3200 NOK (about $382).