The idea for the Treehotel was born when Kent Lindvall, the owner, and three friends went on a fishing trip in Russia. One night, as they drank vodka around a campfire, Kent brought up the idea to his friends, who all happened to be architects. They embraced the idea immediately. Soon after, the group was walking through the woods in Harads, a small village in Northern Sweden. As they scouted for possible locations, it was important to find places where they wouldn’t need to cut down any trees to make room. “We made small paths that fit in perfectly with the forest without taking anything out, so when you come up here it’s absolutely untouched nature,” Kent explains.