A place to unwind and unplug
Take a moment to think about this. In the post-modern world, we encounter distractions during every waking moment. From the moment our alarms go off, the temptation to reach for our phones is nearly impossible. Perhaps because the very alarm is on our phones ...
From here, you might find yourself drifting in between email, Instagram, podcasts, and so on, consuming, until you are halfway out the door. And then we do it all over again at the office.
It sounds shameful, but I think most of us can relate to this on a visceral level?
So, where do we go when we need a break from it all?
You know, a retreat from the distractions. Perhaps somewhere you can reset. Take stock of priorities. Maybe even get a better perspective on someone or something?
A place where you can truly unwind and unplug.
That’s the idea behind off-grid living in our cabins. Here, space is created for you to focus without the distractions and obligations of city life.
Situated in pristine nature, you can nestle into modern and sustainable cabins and enjoy life off the grid. It's a way to experience living just far enough away from the stimuli of modern life without giving up all the comforts of your home, including wifi.
The beauty of staying with Raus is that you have the space to do anything or absolutely nothing with your time.
Some people stay with us to finish a project that’s taken a back seat in their life. Others join us for a chance to start something new like a book, business plan, or relationship.
What’s important to us is that you come here to do what feels right for you.
That can mean laying in bed all day. Relaxing and listening to the sounds of nature. Perhaps you will visit with a partner or friend. Or, go alone and catch up with yourself.
Taking oneself out of a routine and into a new environment intermittently can have positive effects on both our mental and physical health.
According to one study by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, “our brains are constantly seeking novelty and will become distracted easily in search of the bright new shiny thing. This is why shaking up your routine can be so helpful — it creates the novelty that your brain is always seeking, thus increasing your engagement with, and focus on, the task at hand.”
The benefits are boundless …
Another reason off-grid living is more popular today is that it’s an opportunity to spend uninterrupted time in nature.
Nature is an antidote for stress. Calming vistas. Vast forests. The fresh air is crisp and full of positive ions.
The outside world and all its challenges just seem more insignificant when you are in nature. It’s just you and the freedom to spend your time as you like.