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This Remote Cabin in the Swedish Wilderness Could be the Ultimate Way to De-Stress

The 72-Hour Project looks at the benefits of Sweden's nature-loving lifestyle.
By Libby Curran
September 11, 2017
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This Remote Cabin in the Swedish Wilderness Could be the Ultimate Way to De-Stress

The 72-Hour Project looks at the benefits of Sweden's nature-loving lifestyle.
By Libby Curran
September 11, 2017
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Ever dreamed about ditching your stressful life for a three-day stay in a remote glass cabin in the Swedish wilderness? Well, that adventure has just become a reality for five international guests, who participated in a Swedish case study called The 72-Hour Cabin, a project designed to highlight and measure the positive effects of the Swedes' nature-loving lifestyle.

Developed by a pair of researchers from Stockholm's Karolinska Institute, the study saw a diverse group getting up close and personal with Sweden's nature, leaving behind typically stressful jobs for a 72-hour stint in a glass cabin and an itinerary of activities like fishing, swimming and cooking. The lucky participants included a Parisian taxi driver, a New York events coordinator, a police officer from Munich and a broadcaster and a travel journalist, both from London.

Each guest had their wellbeing monitored as they kicked back in their gorgeous, secluded digs on Henriksholm Island in the country's west, getting a taste for what the study explains is a "special bond Swedes have with their natural environment".

The project's results will be published next month and, if it's thought to be a success, those cabins could soon be available to any visitor keen for a Swedish-style de-stress session. Until then, try and get a booking at one of NSW's own tiny off-grid wilderness cabins.

Published on September 11, 2017 by Libby Curran

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