Cabins are appearing in secret locations across Belgium, giving guests the chance to go off-grid amid bucolic surrounds.
The Slow Cabins are the brainchild of entrepreneur Xavier Leclair and are designed as environmentally-friendly ‘mystery’ retreats whose locations are only revealed after you’ve booked them.
Says the company: ‘You learn to know and accept the slow rhythm of nature as it is.’
Each of the tiny homes is a wooden cube packed with eco-features including a solar panelled roof, built-in rainwater collection and filtration systems, as well as dry toilets.
Putting the onus on wellness, interiors of the Slow Cabins have been left raw, with ‘healthy’ wooden floors and walls, and blonde wooden furniture that channels a Scandi vibe. There’s no wifi or tv to ensure a complete digital detox. Insulated glass windows frame views of surrounding fields and woodland, and there’s a wood-burning stove to cosy up in front of – and a small deck to unwind on.
The mobile cabins can be relocated to new spots across the country (maintaining the mystery element) and come in two sizes. The ‘Time for two’ couple’s retreat costs from €175 per night, while the family cabin, which sleeps 3-5 people, costs from € 185 per night.
Slow Cabins might appear elsewhere too…The Antwerp-based start-up is working on plans to expand across Europe. Watch this space.