These Swedish cabins float above the forest floor

Trakt Forest Hotel is a sustainable retreat for slow living and star-gazing

Hovering between the trees in the southern Swedish province of Småland is a new cache of forest cabins that wrap guests in nature.

Trakt Forest Hotel is the brainchild of founders Sandra and Mattias Sälleteg, whose family has been in the region for generations. They tasked architects Gert Wingårdh and Sara Helder to craft the cabins, combining sustainability with new minimalist principles for a sensory experience.

Five rectangular suites conceived as ‘floating rooms’ perch on stilts, minimising their impact on the forest floor below. Locally-sourced, tactile timbers dominate the aesthetic inside and out, with tawny pine blending the volumes into their leafy surrounds and interiors featuring knotted pine underfoot.

Giant picture and corner windows capture life in the canopy, while angular rooflights are situated for bedtime star-gazing.

In addition to the suites (which start from 6200 SEK per night and sleep 2-4 people), a large log cabin houses Trakt Kitchen – a farm-to-table restaurant that uses products from local producers, the forest and the Sälleteg’s family farm.

Sällehägnad 6, 574 54 Holsbybrunn, Sweden

Photography: Joakim Nådell

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