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72 Hour Cabin
L'une des 72 hour cabins sur l'île de Henriksholm dans le Dalsland. Crédit photo : Jonas Ingman

The 72 Hour Cabin

"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", says Baqer Keshwani, a participant in The 72 Hour Cabin.

The 72 Hour Cabin

The Documentary

The 72 Hour Cabin Dokumentation

Swedish quality of life is famously high-ranking. What’s the secret? A case-study made 2017 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.

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

Could you or anyone you know benefit from winding down in Swedish nature? Read about other unique Swedish close to nature experiences.

Inside a 72 Hour Cabin at Henriksholm, West Sweden

Inside a 72 Hour Cabin at Henriksholm, West Sweden

Photo: Anna Lena Lundqvist/Westsweden.com

FAQ

Meet the participants

Marilyne Didier
Marilyne Didier - a taxi driver from Paris and a participant in 'the 72 Hour Cabin'
Photo: Magnus Klang

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

Chris Leadbeater
Chris Leadbeater - a journalist from London and a participant in 'the 72 Hour Cabin'
Photo: Magnus Klang

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

Steffi Tauscher
Steffi Tauscher - a police officer from Munich and a participant in 'the 72 Hour Cabin'
Photo: Magnus Klang

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

Ben Fogle
Ben Fogle - a broadcaster from London and a participant in 'the 72 Hour Cabin'
Photo: Magnus Klang

Ben Fogle - a broadcaster from London

“It feels like the world has slowed down.”


Read more about Ben's expectations before the experience

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

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 more about Baqer's expectations before the experience

Read about Baqer's thoughts after the experience!