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Almost invisible mirrored tree house built in Sweden

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posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 09:26 PM
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Almost invisible mirrored tree house built in Sweden




They said it couldn't be done. When we first wrote about the almost
invisible tree house to be built in Sweden by Tham & Videgard, 899 commenters thought it was computer-generated eye candy,
impossible to build, and death for birds.

But the architects built it, one of six units in a "Treehotel," which recently
opened 40 miles south of the Arctic Circle in Sweden.


Almost invisible treehouse interior:



The units are constructed from sustainably harvested wood and
have electric radiant floor heating and "a state-of-the-art, eco-friendly,
incineration toilet" this appears to be a truly "eco" resort. The owners say
in Designboom:


green.yahoo.com...

[edit on 24-7-2010 by boondock-saint]




posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 09:28 PM
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since so many folks were looking for bug-out places to go
in a SHTF scenario, I decided to post this as an alternative
to your local cave.

You could actually live pretty well in one of these
bad boys. Get to work and build your own



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 09:30 PM
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And it fries your poop..

sweet, where do i get the plans?



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 09:35 PM
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Wow. This is amazing.

But the poor birds, no!


Anyways...

This seems almost ideal. I always wanted to create an Ewalk village up in the forest trees, but this would be even more amazing.

Thank you for posting.



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 09:36 PM
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Originally posted by baddmove
And it fries your poop..
sweet, where do i get the plans?

floor plans are located here

www.treehugger.com...



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 09:40 PM
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Mirrored, why would they go mirrored instead of camouflaged?

Now, the question is, do they have portals and can you use them as blinds?



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 09:40 PM
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Originally posted by Unlimitedpossibilities
reply to post by boondock-saint
 


Wow. This is amazing.

But the poor birds, no!


Anyways...

This seems almost ideal. I always wanted to create an Ewalk village up in the forest trees, but this would be even more amazing.

Thank you for posting.

you're welcome bro
hope it helps you in your decisions


Also the birds are not harmed.
there is a sheet filter placed over
the outside of the mirror only visible
to birds vision spectrum.

See the link for more details



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 09:45 PM
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Leave it to the Swedes to come up with another brilliant idea. I love this. Let's but out in style...



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 09:47 PM
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That is certainly a unique dwelling.

The poor birds though! Can you imagine how many must fly into that darn thing, being suspended in a tree and covered with mirrors?

I bet window washing day is a challenge, too!



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 09:48 PM
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Originally posted by pivilu
Leave it to the Swedes to come up with another brilliant idea. I love this. Let's but out in style...

well yea
you could def bug-out in style
in this type atmosphere
and be totally OFF the grid
and hid in the tree line.

Kill and grow your own food
and water supply and you're all
set



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 09:50 PM
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Rose
please see my prior post about the filter
placed on the mirrors so the birds can
see it
It is bird friendly



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 09:53 PM
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Ahaa, I must have missed that while typing my reply.

I'm glad to see that somebody had the foresight to take care of that issue!

My first thought on seeing the picture is what a great ad it would be for windex!



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 09:59 PM
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Originally posted by Blanca Rose
My first thought on seeing the picture is what a great ad it
would be for windex!

lol, u have a point
however in a SHTF scenario
where are you gonna get windex ???
This house might be 40-50 miles
deep in the forest. It's not like you
can walk around the corner to your
local Wal-Mart. I'm sure some bright
person would bring that point up in
a windex ad, lol



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 10:06 PM
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Originally posted by endisnighe
Mirrored, why would they go mirrored instead of camouflaged?

well mirrors have an advantage

they change as the seasons change.
When the leaves turn yellow so does
the image in the mirrors. If it is painted
or sheeted camo, it stays the same color
and is more of a position give-away.
The mirrors adapt to the colors of the
surroundings, camo does not.

[edit on 24-7-2010 by boondock-saint]



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 10:17 PM
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Isn't this an eco resort though? The thought, I guess was to have the whole place blend in with the surrounding countryside.

It isn't being advertised as a SHTF type of dwelling, and the article says that the type of toilets used could be noisy, and use a lot of electricity.

Wouldn't it be awful to be stuck up there with the power out, and a non working toilet?

Windex would be the least of a worry at that time!



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 10:21 PM
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don't know if it is true or not
but it was posted by a blogger
at the bottom of that page
in the OP link, the rate for this
treehouse is:

$566 per night for two people .... wow

lol

I wonder just how much something like this
would cost to build yourself????
hmmmm



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 10:26 PM
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Well, it's in Sweden.

Perhaps a kit will be coming to a local IKEA near you soon!



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 10:28 PM
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Originally posted by Blanca Rose
It isn't being advertised as a SHTF type of dwelling, and the article says that the type of toilets used could be noisy, and use a lot of electricity.

yes ur correct
it isn't advertised as a SHTF dwelling.
I just posted it here cuz it could be used
for that purpose. And you could still live
in it without electricity. Some minor adjustments
for heating, toilet, etc....

It was the mirrors and the being hidden aspect
is the potential I see in this article as being beneficial
to a SHTF situation. And thanks for bringing that up

Also being elevated curtails flash flood damage.
It has many advantages for a bug-out hide away.



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 10:31 PM
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Originally posted by boondock-saint
reply to post by Blanca Rose
 

Rose
please see my prior post about the filter
placed on the mirrors so the birds can
see it
It is bird friendly






And what about the birds? According to Designboom, Lindvall says that a special film that is visible to birds will be applied to the glass.


I dont believe it.
I put up a glass wall and it killed six birds in six days.



posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 10:34 PM
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Originally posted by Blanca Rose
Well, it's in Sweden.
Perhaps a kit will be coming to a local IKEA near you soon!

lol
yep, being in Sweden does folks like me
very little good. However it was the basic idea
and concept that I saw potential in.

And I bet some intelligent home engineers could
figure out how to make their own by looking at
those floor plans and pics of the tree house.
So it was just an alternative concept being
thrown out there for ATS members to absorb.




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