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SLOW DOWN AT A MAGICAL LOCATION
ON THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY

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Nature

Immerse yourself in nature and discover its soothing power. Waking up to the rising sun, birdsong and the smell of the morning dew. Find yourself feeling energised and inspired. Breathe in and embrace our slow locations.

Self-Sufficient

With minimal impact on the earth and maximum comfort you will feel grounded and relaxed. Experience our off-grid cabins, live self-sufficiently and in total harmony with nature. Far from the world, yet close to home.

Slow

Choose to travel slow and lighten your pace. No stress of choice, panicked planning or running back and forth, simply slowing down and consciously reflecting. Enjoy 'the little things' with a fresh look and more time than you ever thought you had.

Relax, escaping is easy

How it works

How it works

Book your cabin when you're ready, fill in your details and check your mailbox for the confirmation email. Our first location is located near the stunning fishing village of Kinvara in County Galway!

Stay confirmed? That's great! Now, take a breath, put the dates of your stay in your calendar and lets go. We'll take it from here. Two weeks before departure you will receive an email from us with all the necessary information about your stay, including the exact address

Ready to go? Read the brochure for a final baggage check and off you go! Enjoy tunes along the way, visit one of the farm shops or restaurants we've recommended and be surprised by your new favorite spot on arrival. See you on the other side!

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Not just a tree for every booking ...

Slow Cabins strives for a net green added value in which more guests lead to more nature. We plant a tree for every new booking and, together with our location partners, we invest in local nature conservation and landscape enrichment. You, by staying with us, are actively contributing to this as well. In this way we all work together towards a more beautiful, greener world. Different, slower and better.

SHARE YOUR MOMENT OF RELAXATION

Get a glimpse of cabin life and discover how our precious guests spend their @slow_cabins time.

Have you been feeling a bit tired and unmotivated lately? Don’t worry, that’s normal this time of the year. Nature is in hibernation and our bodies need their rest too. Try to break your daily routine and immerse yourself in a whole new environment. Starting your day by waking up to the sound of chirping birds and the gentle glow of the rising sun filtering through the trees can make a world of difference. Be gentle with yourself and try to take enough time to slow down and just do ‘nothing’ for a while. It’s okay. ✨

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Only one week left until Christmas! 🎄 Our Slow Cabins gift cards are still up and running to give your loved ones an unforgettable experience. You can create yours via our link in bio. 💌 Choose your image, amount and personal message and make it the most special and thoughtful gift you’ve ever given.

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A relaxing cup of tea and the warmth of the fire is the perfect combination to slowly wind down and get ready for the night. 😴⁠

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There’s something so soothing about living in a cabin in nature during winter time. ✨ Everything is so quiet and peaceful and it feels like the smallest flame, even if it’s a candle or a woodstove, lights and warms up the whole universe 🕯

You can surprise your loved one with this magical experience. Our Christmas gift cards are available via the link in bio 💌

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All you hear is silence, all you see is nature, all you feel is peace 🌿

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You and your loved one next to the cosy fireplace is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy life 🖤

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We only use biodegradable products inside the Slow Cabin. As these products contain only natural ingredients, they will not leave any chemicals or harmful substances along the way and are just much better for the environment. And for your skin too! 🧼⁠

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Did you know that all of our cabins come with a typical Irish tree name? 🌳 You can, for example, enjoy a getaway in cabin Hazel, cabin Oak or cabin Ash. We carefully chose these names to let our cabins fully blend with the local nature they're in. Be sure to find lots of Hazels nearby when staying in cabin Hazel, or to find some beautiful big Oaks when spending the weekend in cabin Oak. Curious what your cabin's name will be? ⁠

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JOURNAL

What our guests are saying

About a Slow Cabins weekend

WHAT EXACTLY ARE ‘SLOW CABINS®’?

Slow Cabins® are temporary eco houses that are completely self-sufficient when it comes to water and electricity provisions. They are situated in secret locations close to home and rose from the Slow (travel) movement, more about Slow Travel on our concept page. In a Slow Cabin there is no Internet as well, which means that you slow down and break free from the stress of everyday life.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY ‘SELF-SUFFICIENT’?

Self-sufficient lodging is unique. Not only are you going back to basics, you also gain more respect for nature and the environment. You become acquainted with the slower pace of nature and learn to accept it as it is.

Upon your arrival, you are given a fully charged battery – charged by solar panels. In addition, you get a substantial water reservoir filled with filtered rainwater. At normal consumption levels, you can live completely self-sufficiently with ‘zero impact’ for several days (even during the winter months). So as your cabin’s battery discharges, yours recharges.

However substantial, your resources are not endless, during your self-sufficient stay, heightened awareness of how you use energy and water is thus essential. Throughout your stay, you can monitor your battery, as well as your rainwater levels, on a display in the Slow Cabin.

Being obligated to keep an eye out for your resource levels raises consciousness and promotes active awareness of your footprint during a your stay. A consciousness, many of our guest take home with them. Off-the-grid vacations are no longer a romantic dream – they’re an absolute reality! Read more on our Off-grid technology on our concept page

WHERE ARE THE SLOW CABINS® LOCATED?

Our Slow Cabins® are set up at temporary locations, which we keep strictly confidential. Don’t worry, they are no further than 2.5 hours’ drive from large central cities in Ireland. So, there is always one in your neck of the woods, pun intended :)!

When you make a reservation, you will receive all the relevant information on your Slow Cabin two weeks before departure. A brochure will tell you how to get there as well as information on activities in and around the cabin, from beautiful walks to cosy local eateries and other surprising slow activities.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN STAY IN A SLOW CABIN?

Our Time for Two cabins are suitable for up to 2 people

We can provide a baby cot on request for up to 1 child at some of our cabins. Please select this during your reservation under “extra services”.

HELP, I HAVE TO CANCEL MY STAY!

Oh no, that is too bad! Contact us as soon as possible at info[at]slowcabins.ie and we’ll look for a solution together.

CAN I BOOK OR RESERVE MEALS?

Due to the logistical complexity of servicing the Slow Cabins®, it is not yet possible to reserve meals. However, in the cabins, you have access to an equipped kitchen with a small gas burner and a wood BBQ, make sure to pack your chef’s hat.

It is entirely up to you whether you bring food along (or prepare at home to heat up in the cabin), buy daily fresh ingredients in the local shops or to go to a restaurant in the neighbourhood.

In our brochures, which we send to you two weeks before your stay, you will find all kinds of delicious tips on where to buy fresh local produce and where to find the best restaurants.

WHICH AMENITIES ARE PRESENT IN A SLOW CABIN?

Slow Cabins® are relatively small houses (<40 m2) which contain everything you need and nothing you don’t need.

Each Slow Cabin is equipped with a queen-sized bed (including linens), a bathroom with a warm shower and toilet, a wood-burning stove in the living room, a small, furnished kitchen with a refrigerator, a cooktop with two burners, flatware/silverware, cookware and utensils, a wood-burning barbecue (outdoor) with a grill plate and outdoor furniture. Everything you need to light the barbecue is at hand.

The most basic ingredients and supplies for the kitchen and bathroom, such as olive oil, salt and pepper, coffee and tea, soap and towels, are also present. Find a complete overview on everything that is present in the cabins on our Time for Two cabin page.

Our aim, by only providing the absolute necessities, is to give our guests the gift of peace, quiet and happiness. You can book your cabin here

ARE THERE ACTIVITIES IN AND AROUND THE SLOW CABIN?

Definitely! Two weeks before your stay, we will send you not only the info about the location of your cabin but also a brief guide to all the fun activities that are on offer in the vicinity of your Slow Cabin. What’s more, in the cabin itself you will also find various walking routes and brochures.







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