If you're a discerning evil zillionaire looking to get away from it all, the Mirrorcube hotel suite in the Swedish forest is a wise choice. Some well-placed mirrors + a seemingly floating cube = the final word in "No Solicitors."
The Mirrorcube is part of the Tree Hotel, a forested collection of fantastical elevated rooms located in the village of Harads, Sweden, 60 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle. The Mirrorcube's one of but several strange rooms — there's one shaped like a UFO and another resembles a giant bird's nest.
A shelter up in the trees; a lightweight aluminium structure hung around a tree trunk, a 4×4x4 meters box clad in mirrored glass. The exterior reflects the surroundings and the sky, creating a camouflaged refuge. The interior is all made of plywood and the windows give a 360 degree view of the surroundings.
The construction also alludes to how man relates to nature, how we use high tech materials and products when exploring remote places in harsh climates (Gore-tex, Kevlar, composite materials, light weight tents etc).
The functions included provide for a living for two people; a double bed, a small bath room, a living room and a roof terrace. Access to the cabin is by a rope bridge connected to the next tree.
To prevent birds colliding with the reflective glass, a transparent ultraviolet colour is laminated into the glass panes which are visible for birds only.
It's not cheap to stay at the Mirrorcube, but money shouldn't be an object to an enterprising despot like yourself. Besides, it'll be a nice way to show up those braggarts at MI6, who are oh-so-proud of their invisible car.
[Spotted on The Presurfer]