Vasteras Travel Guide


Tree House for One

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  Site Where: Vasa Parken, Vasteras, Sweden
May 12, 2006 at 9:15 AM | by | ()

We've written about this hotel before but we decided to check in on the Hotel Hackspett aka the Woodpecker Hotel.

The brainchild of Swedish artist Mikael Jenberg, the hotel is one room 13 meters high and centrally located in a park of Västerås Sweden--about 100km from Stockholm. Hanging out in there may seem reminiscent of a David Blaine stunt, yet the treehouse confines are private and provide everything you need including a small library and a food delivery pulley system. When you do want to branch out (forgive us) there are two balconies.

Jenberg says of his guests, "often they are a bit puzzled about what to do on their own up there but most of them feel that their time has not been enough when I arrive to help them down."

His love for pushing the confines of reality has led him to create another hotel, the "Otter Inn"--think water this time.

For $95.00 a night the treehouse can be yours, bragging rights included.

Related Stories:
· Hotel Hackspett [Konst.Org]
· Woodpecker Hotel [Unusual Hotels of the World]
· Hotel Woodpecker reviews [TripAdvisor]