Trendy resorts offer silence and seclusion
11.12.2017 BY Sanna Huovinen
People are continuously looking for new holiday experiences, and they have a huge selection of activities and destinations to choose from. Today, a growing number of people wish to avert noisy crowds and artificial attractions and instead search for holiday options providing peace and serenity. A perfect response to this demand are natural resorts with modern log houses.
Silence has always been valued, but in today’s urban societies, it has become one of the most sought-after luxuries. Our busy lives with an overwhelming media flow, continuous noise and ceaseless distractions require something more to keep us in balance.
Natural surroundings – rest for the senses
Our daily connection to nature has diminished, but our need to re-establish this connection has only increased. People are also a part of nature, so it is no wonder that we feel good when staying in natural surroundings. Moments of silence and peace provide rest, but they also empower us mentally and physically.
A holiday resort built away from urban environments with natural materials is like an oasis: it attracts especially those in need of privacy and recharging, which occurs most naturally close to the wild. Walks in the forest and along waterfronts work like mindfulness – we can let go of unpleasant thoughts and allow fresh ones to enter.
The same happens in houses built with ecological, organic materials such as massive wood. In winter, nothing rivals the comfort of a peaceful log cabin, with a crackling fire in the fireplace. In summer, the same wooden building creates a seamless experience of being in touch with nature.
An exceptional experience in a log cabin
The luxury of silence requires some travelling. The getaway resorts providing peaceful natural surroundings are often located in mountains, along waterfronts or in other less populated environments. The silence and natural lighting of the resort depend on the location. For example, in Lapland you can enjoy genuine darkness in wintertime and endless light in summertime.
A stay in a modern log cabin creates peace of mind in many ways. First, natural materials and surroundings give a sensorial experience of being close to nature. Second, it affects our peace of mind indirectly – living in an ecologically sound holiday resort is an ethical choice that simply makes us feel good.
A calming log house experience consists of
- A harmonious interior decoration with organic materials.
- Pleasant acoustics thanks to the massive-wood walls.
- Natural lighting through large windows.
- Fresh indoor air with a light scent of natural wood.
- Comfortable temperatures – without any feeling of draught.
All these healthy features help us to relax and make us feel better. A stay in a log house lowers our blood pressure and creates the perfect surroundings for readjusting our physical and emotional balance. In log houses, people tend to sleep better and can enjoy the connection with natural materials.
The Lodge in Verbier, Switzerland was delivered by Honka in 2003 and now belongs to the Virgin Limited Destinations, hand picked by Sir Richard Branson.
Ecological reasons to prefer modern Honka log cabins:
- Wood buildings have a positive impact on climate change by lowering CO2 emissions.
- Log houses are built with renewable wood from PEFC certified forests.
- Massive log structures improve the building’s energy efficiency.
- The ISO 14000 certified production process saves raw materials and energy.
The respect of nature requires actions. The choice to build a sustainable holiday resort is the basis for a successful resort business.
We at Honka strive to use natural resources responsibly, because we know that it improves the quality of life for both individuals and societies.
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