No trees were harmed in the making of this tree-top hotel – because it was built around a tree, with the trunk running right through the middle.
It nestles in a small forest near the Mariager Fjord in Denmark and these photographs show how a pine trunk runs up through the floorboards, through the multi-purpose first level – which incorporates a bedroom, living room and kitchen – and out through the rooftop terrace.
Stays in the contemporary lodge start from 2,750 Danish Krone (£335/$410) for two people and a light breakfast is included.
Nestled in a small forest near the Mariager Fjord there is a luxury treehouse with a trunk running through the middle
A pine tree sprouts up through the floorboards, so guests can admire its woody guise from the comfort of their bed or while eating dinner
The unusual treehouse – called Løvtag – was designed by renowned Berlin-based Danish architect Sigurd Larsen. There are plans to build eight more
The unusual treehouse – called Løvtag – was designed by renowned Berlin-based Danish architect Sigurd Larsen and there are plans to build eight more in the area.
Each one will be centred around a different species of tree, from oak to beech.
This tree-top hotel, Larsen’s first creation, rests on stilts that elevate it to a height of 26 feet, with access gained via a wooden bridge.
The 334-square-foot cabin can accommodate four people with a queen-size bed and a double sofa bed in the same room
Home comforts include hot water and electricity, and large windows that let the dappled rays through
The sofa bed is situated in front of a floor-to-ceiling window, so guests can gaze upon the forest in comfort
The 334-square-foot cabin can accommodate four people with a queen-size bed and a double sofa bed in the same room.
There is also a ‘small but well-equipped’ kitchen, a dining area, a toilet and an open-air shower.
Other home comforts include hot water, electricity, and large windows to let those dappled Danish rays through.
In terms of local attractions, there is a restaurant and cafe within walking distance.
The small town of Als is 6km (3.7 miles) away, with amenities that include a supermarket, local bakery and a butcher shop.
Another highlight listed on the Løvtag website is the fact that Northern Europe’s largest bog, Lille Vildmose, is only a 30-minute drive away, as well as two areas of outstanding natural beauty, Rold Skov and Rebild Bakker.
The outside terrace, located on the roof, has been fashioned around the tree trunk
The cabin is supported by metal stilts and its oak frame blends into its woody surroundings
The building features clean geometric lines, typical of architect Sigurd Larsen’s designs
In terms of local attractions, there is a restaurant and cafe within walking distance. The small town of Als is 6km away, with amenities that include a supermarket, a local bakery and a butcher shop
The cabin has an outdoor shower area, so guests can soak up their wild surroundings while having a wash