Who is Robinson Crusoe? Created by Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe is a sailor who lives alone on a deserted island along the coast of Venezuela. Here, thanks to his efforts and ingenuity, he is able to create optimal conditions for living in nature. In Europe and beyond, we discover beautiful huts, ecolodge, and eco-friendly huts, where you can immerse yourself in nature. This is ideal for an adventurous holiday, just like Robinson Crusoe. If you have ever dreamed of living a rural experience, different from the usual, we have selected the most special and sustainable eco-friendly huts in which to spend a stay surrounded by nature.
Eco-Friendly Huts on the Trees of Monferrato
Would you like to live an experience inside a wood Cabin House immersed in the nature of Monferrato? This is possible at Ca’ Rural on the hills of Tonengo, in Piedmont. If you want to stay in close contact with the nature of Basso Monferrato, this is the experience for you!
In the beautiful setting of the hills of Asti, at the gates of Tonengo, you will have the opportunity to stay in an eco hut that resembles a tree house. It is equipped with a double bed, small interior amenities, a bathroom, and private outdoor relaxation areas (outdoor shower, relaxation area, panoramic terrace, and dining table).
Robinson Crusoe Adventure Between Spain and Portugal
A small paradise on an island in southern Alentejo, Portugal. This place is magical and ideal for experiencing the joy of simplicity and relaxation. From time to time you may even feel motivated to leave your hammock for a swim in the lake or a delicious meal…
This enchanted place is located in the lake formed by the river Chança, which forms the southern Alentejo border with Spain. The surrounding landscape is dominated by evergreen oaks. Cistus and lavender cover the hills. Surprising in spring with their abundant flowers, they enchant for the rest of the year with the scent of their aromatic oils.
In Parco Delle Madonie, In Sicily
Terre di Bea Exclusive Cottage is an ideal destination for those who love the sea of Sicily and to immerse themselves in the nature of the Reserve of the Pinewood of the Madonie Park. This place, overlooking the sea, is a completely private Eco-Sanctuary that can only be yours for a romantic retreat, refreshing or adventurous.
Alternatively, it could prove to be the perfect holiday for your family that offers you the most fascinating view of the majestic deep blue sea of the Mediterranean nestled between the panoramic profile of the Aeolian Islands.
Authenticity and Charm In Sardinia’s Wild Nature
Immersed in the magnificent scenery of the Tepilora Regional Natural Park, the Essence is an area of 8000 hectares between mountains, rivers, and sea. The views surrounding the hotel are breathtaking.
Marina, the hostess, offers its guests the opportunity to choose between four pinnettos cozy and furnished with simplicity with two/ three beds and a private bathroom. But what is the pinnetu? It is the typical hut of the shepherds of central Sardinia, consisting of a circular stone base and a cover in ash on a frame of tree branches resistant. Breakfast is included in the central common area where there is also a fireplace and a corner library.
The green activities around the structure are countless: just 10 minutes away you will find the beautiful beach of Posada, first in the Blue Guide 2018 (Legambiente and Touring Club). In addition, you can discover Sardinian history through its nuraghi, archaeological monuments, and the magical Domus de Janas. There are hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking tours.
Essential Eco Chalet in Slovenia
The Koren Eco Chalets in Kobarid are part of a campsite in the Soča Valley. The chalets are built on terraces covered with wood directly above the river Soča. There are six ecological wooden chalets available and can accommodate up to 36 guests while there is room for another 280 guests in the campsite, a more suitable option for those who prefer a more adventurous stay. Campsite Koren as a whole has a long tradition of eco-tourism and was one of the first Slovenian campsites to receive the European Eco-label.
Staying in these eco-friendly chalets is particularly comfortable because they are made of wood, which always creates an optimal climate in the rooms. There are also some flower beds and lawns surrounding the chalets, which are accessed by stone paths. Staying in these ecological chalets offers a wonderful mix of comfort and a close connection with nature.
Eco-Friendly Hut Between the Swiss Alps
HängeMatt is an eco-hut and family hostel. It is located between the oldest wildlife sanctuary in Europe and the Sardona, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The small hostel is family-run and offers 6 rooms, from single to quadruple. The unique and creative interior design is mainly made with local materials, such as wood or Glarus fir, and with recycled products, such as old skis or paddles.
Particular attention is paid to regional and organic products when buying food and drinks. After a long active day in the still wild Glarus mountains, why not relax in the lounge with the library, with a compelling read, or in the play area for kids.
In the Pré-Alpes d’Azur Regional Park
Welcome to the Eco-retreat ‘Maison de la Source’, located in the forest below the village of Gréolières, in the heart of the Pré-Alpes d’Azur Regional Park, France. Surrounded by the abundance of animal and plant species present in the Maritime Alps and the Mediterranean, Therefore completely immersed in nature, will transport you on a unique and wonderful journey.
In your experience at the Maison de la Source (included in the cost of your stay), you have the opportunity to participate in daily activities that will include: guided local walks, meditation, mindfulness, and forest bathing. This eco-retreat is the perfect place to relax, but also to use as a base to explore the surrounding area.
Eco-Friendly Huts in Croatia
Would you like to get away from your hectic life and spend time in nature? Gea Viva is a place to live a simple and ecological life experience and a deep connection with nature. Located in a quiet and extraordinarily beautiful olive grove overlooking the sea, away from the tourist hustle, but 15 minutes walk from the nearest beach and the port village of Milna on the island of Brac.
Gea Viva invites you to leave the distractions behind and come to your senses. Here you can experience deep peace, watch the sunset, admire the stars, nourish the body and soul, get in tune with the spirit and enjoy with all the senses the beauty of nature.
The Flintstone Eco-Friendly Hut in Abruzzo
You, wild nature, total silence, 400 feet above sea level, breathtaking scenery, absolute privacy in your paradise. If you love nature, organic food and adventure, then come live a unique experience in this handmade stone hut!
The Flintstone Hut is a unique hand-built place, Cozy and perfect for a couple or a small group of friends to escape from the rest of the world and return to nature.
This land is rich in history and we can show you the German hiding places and the war trails among the many historical monuments in the surrounding areas. You can also discover one of the oldest, beautiful abbeys rich in history called Monte Cassino, destroyed during the Second World War and rebuilt into a work of art, a must-see!
A Futuristic Refuge in Switzerland
A technological refuge immersed in the nature of the Alps. The first Ecocapsule in Switzerland is located in the small mountain village of the Bernese Oberland as part of a village development project. This is an accommodation facility on a meadow in the center of the small mountain village.
A Cave in Spain
Looking for an experience of the retreat, silence, digital detox, and healing in nature? Abora offers you a unique adventure in the pristine environment of the island of Santa Cruz de la Palma, Spain. There is no electricity, but only small portable solar lamps and a solar panel to eventually recharge the phones (which will have to be turned off during the day’s activities). Here you can sleep in a shelter cave like the ancestors of the island and deeply reconnect to nature.
An Essential Refuge Among the Pastures of Slovenia
Relax in a wooden hot tub, fall asleep under the stars in unspoiled nature and wake up in the middle of the pasture.
Do you want to wake up in pristine nature, with a magnificent view of the mountains? You can do this in the beautiful village of Podkraj, 11 km from Žalec and 6 km from Velenje, Slovenia. On the top of a hill, in the middle of the pasture, there are two glamping wooden huts with a wooden Jacuzzi where you can sleep and regain energy for new adventures and get away from everyday stress.
Safari in the Loire Valley
Overlooking the Loire Valley, in Chênehutte, a 17th-century farmhouse renovated with ecological materials, and a Safari tent coexists in a two-hectare park. At Maison Joulin we cultivate simplicity, authenticity, and the art of hospitality in the spirit of a large family home.
Here you can enjoy a quiet and bucolic break in the heart of the unspoiled nature of the Loire Valley. The Regional Natural Park of the Loire Anjou Touraine is known for its mosaic of forests and ponds, its wet valleys, its moors, its vineyards, and its hills that attract many animals and where the flora also blooms. In the middle of a wooded park, make yourself comfortable in the Sérengeti Safari tent, your only neighbors will be deer, frogs, and birds.
Eco-Friendly Bamboo Huts Among The Palm Trees Of The Beaches Of The Philippines
Moalboal Eco Lodge is built by nature lovers for nature lovers. The bamboo Nipa huts are nestled among the palm trees and the location is close enough for cycling to all amenities, but far enough away to enjoy sunsets, yoga, peace, and tranquility.
The two private bamboo huts have a queen size bed, tea, and coffee-making facilities, a safe, and a partial outdoor hot water rain shower.
It is located 7 minutes from the famous beach of Panagsama, where you can snorkel, scuba dive, or apnea with turtles and 8 million sardines right on the beach. The beautiful white beach can be reached in 10 minutes, Kawasan waterfalls in 30 minutes, and many waterfalls in 45 minutes.
Eco-friendly huts in a banana jungle in the Azores
In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean in the archipelago of the Azores, there is the island of Terceira. In the southern part of the island, near the old town of Angra do Heroismo, bananas are grown.
From here, the name of the campsite immersed in the organic banana farm Banana Eco Camp. Small wooden houses hide under banana leaves, tents on wooden basements, bird songs, ocean breath, a night under the stars…
Which of these eco-friendly huts is your favorite? Are you ready to live an adventure like Robinson Crusoe?
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