The 72 Hour Cabin
To find out, Sweden is launching ‘The 72 Hour Cabin’. For three days, five people with some of the most stressful jobs will experience the Swedish 'close to nature' lifestyle, whilst their well-being is measured by leading researchers. During the study, the participants will stay in custom-built cabins made of glass to be as close to nature as possible.
The aim of the project is to explore the effects of the unique relationship Swedes have with nature – and to invite the world to experience it too.
The case-study has been developed with two leading researchers, Walter Osika and Cecilia Stenfors, from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, one of the world’s foremost medical universities. The results of the study will be presented in October.
more about why Swedes have such a close bond with nature here.
Meet the participants
As a broadcaster, my life is in perpetual motion. I'm always moving. On a train, plane, bus, car, boat, taxi, bike, or on my feet. I am hoping the 72 hour cabin will help me destress and unwind from my frenetic travels.
I work close to the Gare du Nord in Paris where there are a lot of people and traffic jams. Every day I meet drivers who are antisocial and unpredictable on the road, people who don't really know how to drive properly.
I look forward to discovering a new environment, a new landscape and new people.
As an event co-ordinator, my personal time and working hours are always intertwined. It is my responsibility to be on standby 24/7, but sometimes I am so overwhelmed by work that I don’t have enough time for myself.
I am excited to experience the purity of the nature.
Not knowing what will happen during the shift is a stressful part of the job. If there is an operation, I have to give a hundred percent from one second to the next.
I am looking forward to calming down in a
surrounding that I do not know.
I live in London, with all the issues that come from being in a big city – too much traffic, lots of people, transport delays etc.