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The 72 Hour Cabin

A 72 Hour Cabin, Henriksholm, Dalsland, Suède
"This morning when I opened my eyes, the first thing I saw was the lake and the tall trees and I realised that I'm truly here and it's not a dream! I kept staring at it for a long period of time before finally dragging myself out of the comfy covers." - Baqer Keshwani, participant in The 72 Hour Cabin

Swedish quality of life is famously high-ranking. What’s the secret? A new case-study reveals significant health effects of the Swedish “close to nature” lifestyle - with a stress decrease of 70 percent after only 72 hours.

To explore the effects of the unique relationship Swedes have with nature, Sweden did a case study in September 2017. Five people with some of the most stressful jobs got to experience Sweden’s 'close to nature' lifestyle, whilst their well-being was measured by leading researchers. During the study, the participants stayed in custom-built cabins made of glass to be as close to nature as possible. After 72 hours, they all showed a decrease in blood pressure, stress levels and heart rate - and they became more creative too.

Read more about the case study and the results here.

Read more about why Swedes have such a close bond with nature here.

Want to wind down in Swedish nature?Want to wind down in Swedish nature? Photo: Visit Sweden

Could you or anyone you know benefit from winding down in Swedish nature? Find out more on how to book a 72 hour retreat at www.72hcabin.com 

Are The 72 Hour Cabins fully booked? Or are you looking for a different Swedish close to nature experience? Find other alternatives here!

FAQ

Meet the participants

Marilyne Didier - a taxi driver from Paris

“Once a year, I would like to have an experience of a different way of life, to stay active and try to be less selfish.”


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Marilyne Didier - a taxi driver from Paris and a participant in 'the 72 Hour Cabin'
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Chris Leadbeater - a journalist from London

“I can smell and hear the nature without getting out of bed”


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Chris Leadbeater - a journalist from London and a participant in 'the 72 Hour Cabin'
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Steffi Tauscher - a police officer from Munich

“Since arriving, I have this good, warm and excited feeling. Just smiling and being glad to be here now, in this moment, I don’t want to be somewhere else.”


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Steffi Tauscher - a police officer from Munich and a participant in 'the 72 Hour Cabin'
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Ben Fogle - a broadcaster from London

“It feels like the world has slowed down.”


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Ben Fogle - a broadcaster from London and a participant in 'the 72 Hour Cabin'
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Baqer Keshwani - an event co-ordinator from New York

“I have never felt so connected to nature before. I feel my thinking process is becoming clearer. My focus is getting better!”

Read about Baqer's thoughts after the experience!

Read more about Baqer's expectations before the experience

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Baqer Keshwani - an event co-ordinator from New York and a participant in 'the 72 Hour Cabin'
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