Are you looking for a breather from modern technology and noise? Look no further! Warredal Cosy Cabins, including their treehouse, is alluring, off-grid tiny houses designed for relaxing and reconnecting to nature. Glamping at its best. Located in the National Park Hoge Kempen in Belgian Limburg, just at the border with the Netherlands, the cabins offer a secluded experience.
The tiny house, or better yet, the treehouse I stayed in, only provides the basic needs: a bed, a cozy seating area, a small but practical bathroom, and a basic kitchenette. They keep electricity to a minimum so you will lighten your room with candles and storm lanterns. There is no Wi-Fi, but I was lucky enough to get a hot tub.
What to expect glamping in a treehouse?
Slow living in Unique forest cabins
Finding a quiet, unique location in a populated country like Belgium can be challenging. I bet my Dutchies & Belgians will agree on that one. Places like Warredal offer rest and reconnection to self and nature: the forest in this case. Besides, it doesn’t hurt to make your childhood dreams come true. The boy next door -my cousin, had a treehouse at home. I remember sneaking into their manly fort and decorating it with wildflowers and curtains when they were on holiday. The mini cabin was all mine for those two weeks, and I loved it.
Treehouse living as an adult is different, I find. You got stuff to bring, chargers to pack, food to cook, other things to consider, like pets. So it’s less playful now. But it’s still so much fun!
All I hear are bird sounds and occasional pinecones falling from the trees. Living close to the city, I’m not used to this kind of silence. It’s refreshing. The lack of light hinders me during cooking, but my eyes adjust to this. We use so much electricity in our households, I realize. I enjoy the basic decor as well. No distractions.
What to pack for a weekend in a treehouse?
Glamping Packing Guide
The cabins don’t have that many plugs to charge your devices, so I found it very helpful to bring an extra flashlight for the trips so I could spare my phone battery.
Now let’s see what else was on my list:
- Hiking shoes: I pack two pairs of shoes on a camping trip, just in case I get blisters or something happens to my first pair (heavy rain, for example). For this medium-distance hike, I packed my Timberland. Considering I get cold feet when the floors are not isolated, I always pack a pair of fuzzy socks, no matter where I go.
- Natural Mosquito + Tick repellant: Not all bug repellants you wear benefit your pets. Eucalyptus, for example, can harm your cat, while lavender can cause severe allergies. My local pharmacist recommended Para’kito Spray. It’s effective for mosquitoes and ticks. There were no chemicals or alcohol involved, so it replaced Deet in a second.
- Sunglasses: a good old pair of classic aviators are all a girl can ever need on a hiking trip.
- Hat: It’s not a secret that I love my hats. A good provides extra protection for your skin and hair. We often forget that. Two of my favorite brands are Will & Bear and Lack of Color. If I want to take them off during a hike, I clip them into my backpack and carry them that way with these clips.
- Water bottle: To have a solid water bottle is one thing, but it needs to keep the water purified. I love my Larq. This bottle not only looks super sleek but also neutralizes up to 99% of bacteria with a built-in filtration system.