Wintertime upgrades

Eco Retreats closes its doors in late October or early November every year – all the tents are taken down and interiors lovingly packed away for the winter. The land rests until spring.

This year, Eco Retreats has been a hive of activity. In the shortening days, we sometimes even worked in the dark to create the space where the riverside teahouse and conscious living centre will be.

In the snow, we created a sunken area for a revamped Meadow yurt to sit, with more privacy and even more stunning views of the forest.

We worked on designs, ran numbers, and sourced materials.

We asked ourselves – is the balance between comfort and wilderness perfect? Are the upgrades in line with our ethos of respect for, and conservation of, the forest and farm?

We sourced logo and website designs from around the world, and started developing exciting partnerships and friendships. We wanted our social media presence to really be about sharing and celebrating. So often, in this busy digital universe that has become part of our lives, authenticity gets replaced with pressure to look or be a certain way, or have what others have. We want the forest to inspire you the way it inspires us. We want to try and forge genuine connections with people through social media, not just look at our statistics and numbers. Digital communication can present a great opportunity to reach people and truly motivate them by sharing honest and real experiences. That’s what we hope our online presence will do.

We are so thrilled to be nearing the start of our season in April and the re-launch of some of our living spaces. We trust that guests who have visited before will find the same Eco Retreats they have always loved while feeling even closer to the forest. We look forward to meeting new like-hearted guests who feel drawn to visit us.

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Margaret Rose

Margaret Rose

Margaret is a mother, entrepreneur, traveller and writer. Her love affair with wild places began many years ago as she lived and worked in some of the most remote areas of Africa. She and her family lived off-grid for 7 years and experienced first-hand the joys and frustrations of “voluntary simplicity.” Today, she is passionately committed to creating beautiful spaces which allow people to slow down and reconnect. She is a firm believer in the power of the thousand tiny choices we all make every day to change the world.
Margaret Rose

Margaret Rose

Margaret is a mother, entrepreneur, traveller and writer. Her love affair with wild places began many years ago as she lived and worked in some of the most remote areas of Africa. She and her family lived off-grid for 7 years and experienced first-hand the joys and frustrations of “voluntary simplicity.” Today, she is passionately committed to creating beautiful spaces which allow people to slow down and reconnect. She is a firm believer in the power of the thousand tiny choices we all make every day to change the world.
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