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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.”


Read more about Marilyne's expectations before the experience

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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”


Read more about Chris' expectations before the experience

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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.”


Read more about Steffi's expectations before the experience

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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.”


Read more about Ben's expectations before the experience

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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

Portrait of event co-ordinator Baqer Keshwani, sitting in a glassed-in porch with a view of water and nature.
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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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