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About the concept

Wat is the concept behind Slow Cabins®?

Slow Cabins aims to create a positive impact on people and planet. We do this by organising unique nature experiences, raising off-grid awareness and regenerative nature building in Europe.

Slow Cabins are ecological cabins (30-40 m²) that are completely self-sufficient in terms of water and electricity. They are located in magical locations in the great outdoors, where you can slow down and disconnect from everyday stress.

The cabins are spread over several regions in Flanders and Ireland at a driving distance of less than two hours from major cities. Fourteen days before your stay, we will send you a brochure with the exact location of your stay. Let go, surrender and trust the process. That’s what it’s all about.

Where is Slow Cabins active?

The cabins are spread over several regions in Flanders and Ireland at a driving distance of less than two hours from major cities. Fourteen days before your stay, we will send you a brochure with the exact location of your stay.

How many Slow Cabins are there at the moment?

Slow Cabins is growing fast and opens new locations on a regular basis.
That’s why it’s difficult to give an exact number.

How many persons can stay in a Slow Cabin?

Slow Cabins are designed for comfortable stays for two persons, equipped with a queen-size bed (160×200). Baby cots are available on request in some regions.

Would you like to book a unique experience with some friends or family? Some of our cabins are located relatively close to one another. Contact us for more information.

Staying in the middle of nature, how is that possible?

Respect for people and planet lies at the heart of Slow Cabins. Not only does nature do wonders for our resilience, it also allows us to really unwind. We pick unique locations with an ultimate feeling of nature. However, our ecological design cabins are never located in nature reserves. They are secluded in hidden, non-vulnerable nature a stone’s throw from various cycling and walking routes.

Based on the vision of doing things differently and better, Slow Cabins actively reinvests in the reconstruction and preservation of local nature. In this way, Slow Cabins and its guests together create a net green added value where more guests means more nature, instead of the other way around.

It’s about more than just “a tree for every booking”. In consultation with local stakeholders, we look at what type of planting is most suitable, such as hedges or trees of life that absorb nitrogen. Biodiversity restoration is therefore an integral part of our business.

Slow Cabins are completely self-sufficient. That means that your hot water, electricity and heating comes 100% from nature. The ten high-tech solar panels generate energy that is stored in the latest home batteries.

In addition, each cabin has a water tank that collects 1,500 litres of rainwater. The water is then cleaned through three filters so you can shower and cook safely. Afterwards, a natural helophyte bed ensures that the waste water can be returned to the ground clean and safe. This keeps the impact on nearby nature to a minimum.

Is there warm water and electricity in a Slow Cabin?

Slow Cabins are completely self-sufficient. That means your hot water, electricity and heating comes 100% from nature. The ten high-tech solar panels generate energy that is stored in the latest home batteries.  With normal consumption you will have more than enough electricity during your stay.

In addition, each cabin has a water tank that can hold 1,500 litres of rainwater. The water is then cleaned through three filters so you can shower and cook safely. Afterwards, a natural helophyte bed ensures that the waste water can be returned to the ground clean and safe. This also minimises the impact on nearby nature.

Can I purchase a Slow Cabin?

We completely design and build our Slow Cabins ourselves. Currently, we do not sell cabins for private use.

Are you interested in a cabin as an investment product, or do you have a unique location where we could host guests? Then be sure to contact us.

Vouchers and reservations

How much is a stay at Slow Cabins?

You can find the exact prices for your stay on our booking platform. Select your check-in and check-out date on this page to find out the exact price . Prices vary between 370 and 545 euros per stay, depending on whether you stay during the week, weekend and/or holiday period.

Making a Slow Cabins experience happen in the middle of nature is not an easy task. Our professional cleaning team is available every day to prepare the most remote cabins for a magical stay in all weather conditions.

Slow Cabins are completely self-sufficient. That means your hot water, electricity and heating comes 100% from nature. The ten high-tech solar panels generate energy that is stored in the latest home batteries. You will have enough electricity during your stay with normal consumption.

In addition, each cabin has a water tank that can hold 1,500 litres of rainwater. That water is then filtered through three filters so you can shower and cook safely. Afterwards, a natural helophyte bed ensures that the waste water can be returned to the ground clean and safe. This keeps the impact on nature to a bare minimum.

We also provide everything you need and nothing you don’t. This way you can enjoy an unforgettable stay, close to yourself and nature.

How can I book with Slow Cabins?

We work with an online booking system, where you can book your stay in just a few clicks. Go to our booking page, select the check-in and check-out dates of your choice and search for availability.

You will then be redirected to our booking system where you can choose a region and confirm and pay for your reservation.

Would you like to book in a different way? No problem, just send us an e-mail via the contact page.

I have received a gift card. How can I redeem it?

You can add your gift voucher code on our booking system in the “discount code” field. You must enter the code before entering your personal details.

Do you have multiple gift vouchers? Our system currently only allows adding one gift voucher. Send us an email via the contact page and we will take care of it.

When and how long can I stay in a Slow Cabin?

We offer stays from two to four nights during the week, and weekends are Friday to Monday (3 nights). We believe this is the minimum to fully unwind and get away from the craziness of everyday life. Check-in is possible from 4pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

To prepare the cabin for your next stay, we ask you to check out by 11am at the latest. You can opt for a late check-out (1pm on weekdays) when booking.

If availability allows, it is possible to deviate from the above schedule. Feel free to contact us and we’ll see what we can do.

How many guests can stay in a Slow Cabin?

Slow Cabins are designed for comfortable stays for two persons, equipped with a queen-size bed (160×200).

Would you like to book a unique experience with some friends or family? Some of our cabins are located relatively close to one another. Contact us for more information.

Can I give away a stay at Slow Cabin as a gift?

You can purchase a gift card in our webshop, where you can fully personalise the gift card and choose a value with a minimum of 50,-. The gift card will be sent automatically to the e-mail address you specify.

Gift cards are valid for one year from the date of purchase. The expiry date only relates to the use of the gift card. So you can perfectly book a date for a stay that falls outside the validity period.

Can I rent or stay at a Slow Cabins as a company or entrepreneur?

We regularly host companies and creative entrepreneurs such as photographers, writers or artists. A cabin is an inspiring workplace to spend one or more days working in a different, non-digital way. This is 100% tax deductible and we will provide you with an invoice.

There are many companies that donate Slow Cabins stays to employees. That way, you contribute to the general mental well-being in the workplace. During a stay at Slow Cabins, our guests completely unwind and get the chance to recharge 100%. We offer interesting packages as of 5 stays.

Contact us to discover our B2B services.

How can I obtain an invoice?

Contact us after your stay and we will send you the invoice by e-mail as soon as possible.

For gift cards, you will automatically receive an invoice by e-mail after payment.

Be sure to mention your VAT number when booking your stay or purchasing a gift voucher. Missed this? No problem, just contact us and we will help you as soon as possible.

About your stay

How do I get to a Slow Cabin?

Our cabins are less than a two hours drive from major cities in Belgium and Ireland. Some locations are also easily accessible by bicycle or public transport.

If you come by public transport, we recommend choosing one of our cabins in Haspengouw, Hageland or Noorderkempen. These locations are the easiest to reach by public transport. Please mention when booking that you are coming by public transport (in the ‘comments’ field), so we can assign you the best accessible cabin.

Fourteen days before arrival, you will receive by e-mail the exact location of your Slow Cabin experience and the easiest way to get there. You will also find a list of local (sustainable) partners where you can go shopping, buy meals or go out to eat.

Is it possible to park near the cabin?

We provide secure parking within walking distance of the cabin. You will find the exact location of the car park and the walking route to the cabin in the brochure that we send you by e-mail two weeks before your stay.

Out of respect for nature, it is not allowed to drive your car to the cabin.

How and when can I check-in and check-out?

Check-in happens completely independent. You will find the cabin key in a key box with a unique code. All information regarding check-in and check-out can be found in the brochure you will receive by e-mail two weeks before arrival.

Check-in is possible from 4 pm onwards.
Check-out is no later than 11 am, unless you booked a late check-out when booking (1 pm on weekdays).

Would you like to book a late check-out for your stay? Contact us and we will get back to you shortly.

Can I bring my pet?

In each region, we have a couple of cabins where pets are allowed. Make sure to select that you are bringing your pet when booking your stay.

For hygienic reasons and possible allergies of guests, we also have specific cabins where pets are not allowed so that everyone can safely enjoy a Slow Cabins stay.

How are the cabins equipped and what should I bring?

Slow Cabins are ecological design cabins (30-40 m²) where you will find everything you need and nothing you do not.

Each Slow Cabin is equipped with a 160×200 cm queen-sized bed (including bed linen), a shower with hot water, a dry toilet, a wood-burning stove in the living room, an equipped kitchen with a fridge and a cooker with two gas fires, crockery, cooking utensils, a wood barbecue (outside) with grill and outdoor seating. Everything is provided to light the fire and barbecue.

Furthermore, basic ingredients and provisions such as olive oil, salt and pepper, coffee, tea, soap and towels are all provided.

We further provide everything you need and nothing you don’t. So you enjoy a carefree and unforgettable stay close to yourself and nature.

Bring as little luggage as possible to the cabin. The less you bring, the more rest you will find.

The essentials are:

  • toothbrush & toothpaste
  • walking shoes or boots
  • raincoat for rainy days
  • torch or enough battery for the torch on your phone
  • a good book, fun board games or a pack of cards
  • food & drink (we provide 5L of drinking water)

The paths leading to your cabin are in the middle of nature and are not equipped for luggage on wheels.

How does a dry toilet work?

A dry toilet is very sustainable. It looks like a normal toilet, but without water or any chemicals. Faeces and urine are collected separately in the toilet, avoiding unpleasant odours. Per flush you save of 6 to 9L of water.

The full explanation can be found in the manual located inside the cabin.

Should I bring my own food?

In the brochure, which you will receive fourteen days before your arrival, you will find a list of local (sustainable) partners where you can go for shopping, buying meals or going out to restaurants.

In some cases, it is possible to book a breakfast for your stay that will be delivered directly to the cabin.

Due to the logistical complexity of Slow Cabins, it is not yet possible to book hot meals today. In the cabin you will find all basic ingredients and kitchen utensils to prepare a tasty meal. There is also a wood barbecue outside.

It is entirely up to you whether you bring your own food, buy something locally in the local shops or go out for a meal in the neighbourhood.

Do you provide drinking water?

We provide 5L of drinking water per two-night stay.

Are there any activities in and around a Slow Cabin?

In each cabin, we provide a couple of reading books and fun card games. Two weeks before your stay, we will send you a short guide with the best addresses and all kinds of surprising slow experiences near your Slow Cabin. You will also find various walking or cycling routes and brochures in the cabin itself.

Are the cabins safe?

We value safety very highly. The cabins are located away from the busy world, but always in a safe and accessible place in nature. You can lock your cabin safely, both from the inside and outside.

In the manual, located in the cabin, you will find phone numbers and addresses of Slow Cabins, local emergency services and authorities. A first-aid kit, tick pliers and insect repellent are also available. The cabins are equipped with high-tech smoke detectors and a fire extinguisher for emergencies.

In an emergency, it is best to contact the emergency number 112.
For other questions, you can reach us 24/7 via the phone number mentioned in the manual.

Do you have more questions?

Don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll get back to you shortly.

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