Escape city life with SHARE NOW

Getting away from city life is not only a way to leave everyday stress behind but also an opportunity to explore and connect with nature or reconnect with your own self. It allows you to experience the beauty of different landscapes, from the mountains to the beaches. You can choose to plan your trip with activities in nature such as hiking or swimming, or you can simply make it a relaxing holiday and admire the beauty of the scenery.

Keep reading, as we've curated a list of inspiring retreat options that will offer you a relaxing experience to unwind from life's daily stress.

Germany: Serenity now with Raus

Raus is the perfect solution for those looking to unwind but don’t want to compromise on design or comfort. The cabins, which can be found across Germany, are set in serene locations, such as the edge of forests, lakes, or fields, and provide everything you need for a relaxing short trip. These cosy accommodations come with a comfortable bed, a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom, and even a wood-burning stove. Raus collaborated with architects and engineers to create these cabins with a modern touch, offering a space where you can easily find peace without any pressure of to-do lists or fear of missing out on anything.

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The Netherlands: Off-grid with Cabiner

Cabiner is a network of off-grid cabins located in the heart of Dutch nature. These cabins are designed to provide a unique experience of local nature, peace, and quiet, away from civilization. They are only accessible on foot, self-sufficient, and temporary. Cabiner invests in the nature reserve where the cabin is placed, and after an overnight stay, visitors take their waste back to minimize movements through the forest. The cabins are a great escape for those with the right mindset, and who can adapt when things go differently than expected.

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France: Graine de Tiny

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable and unusual getaway just a mere two-hour drive from Paris. At Graine de Tiny, located near Parc du Morvan, you can experience the perfect retreat in a charming farmhouse surrounded by green fields and a tranquil stream. Wake up to breakfast made by the lovely owner, Annette, who carefully selects locally sourced and organic ingredients sure to please the pickiest of eaters. Unplug, explore nature, and unwind under the starry night sky as you immerse yourself in the minimalist lifestyle of this charming "tiny house."

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Italy: Peace and truffles

Have you ever wanted to sleep right between squirrels and birds? Then now’s your chance to escape to an authentic tree house nestled in the heart of Cherasco, just under an hour away from Turin. Not only do you get to enjoy the swimming pool, volleyball court, and park, but you also have the chance to participate in a truffle hunt. This charming treehouse has a private truffle farm located within the woods, so make sure to plan your trip during autumn if you want to dig for “black gold.” The tree hut is surrounded by woodland area, which makes it perfect for relaxation and observing nature in its purest form. Even though there is internet on site, you might want to take the time to fully disconnect at this unique property!

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Austria: A Hütte for every occasion

When you think of Austria, you think of the typical wooden chalets, usually found near mountainous ski resorts. While apres-ski can be fun, it might not be the well-deserved rest you want when escaping the city. With Huetten, you can leave everyday stress behind and fully unwind. Whether you're in the mood for a scenic hike through nature or simply want to curl up by a warm log fire with a good book, there's a wooden cabin out there that's perfect for your next relaxing getaway!

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Spain: Among the treetops

This unique tree dome in northern Spain is a true gem of nature and perfect for those looking to get away from it all. It is surrounded by stunning scenery and built around three majestic trees, which are native to the region. Nature lovers can indulge and take in the views of the valley and mountains through the panoramic windows. With only the sound of birds chirping and cowbells tinkling, this is the ultimate peaceful retreat!

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Overall, a road trip is a great way to explore new places, create unforgettable memories, and escape from the stresses of everyday life. To ensure a safe and enjoyable trip, it's essential to be prepared. Make sure to pre-book a car if you choose car-sharing with SHARE NOW, and get it dropped off at your selected location. Other things to keep in mind are ensuring enough fuel or power for the trip, planning your route, and researching any potential road works or delays. Of course, bringing enough snacks and water is essential for any journey, to help keep you energized and hydrated. So, now all that's left to do is pack your bags, adventure awaits!

Nicky Verdoodt

Nicky Delphin

Sr. Digital Content Strategist

"Passionate about cats. And cars!"

While the cat’s away, Nicky writes about mobility, one post at a time.