Founded by Xavier Leclair, Slow Cabins is a Belgian company that allows guests to rent one of three tiny cabins located in secret locations across Belgium.
Slow Cabins helps city dwellers recharging their batteries while staying in a stand-alone self-sufficient ‘silence hut’ to disconnect and rediscover the simplicity of unspoiled nature nearby ‘home’ (less than two hours’ drive from cities).
Both couples and families can book a cabin. As well as companies that want to organize inspiring meetings in nature. This is possible through an innovative and multifunctional system enabling a sleeping area to turn into an inspiring meeting room.
The fully self-sufficient cabins boast solar panels for electricity, and collected rainwater is filtered to become drinkable. Eco-friendly dry toilets do not require sewerage—all adding up to Slow Cabin’s mission to reduce their environmental impact to zero.
The interiors have been left as “raw” as possible. Wooden floors and walls keep the cabins rustic, and blonde wooden furniture provides a minimalist, Scandinavian feel. The furnishings are simple, with a wood-burning stove to keep guests warm during the chilly nights.
To make the experience extra exciting, Slow Cabins does not divulge the exact destination until after booking. Two weeks prior to a reservation, guests learn the exact location and are equipped with insider tips about the area. 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.