Arcana is a project that offers a unique stay in cabins hidden in the forest. It is based on scientific studies that have shown that time spent in nature actually has a positive impact on both our bodies and our minds. Apparently, prolonged contact with nature decreases both cortisol, also known as the stress hormone, and blood pressure.
From a concrete point of view, the project consists of small stays in cabins – also called Arcana – hidden in the forest. It should be noted that the use of the term “hidden” is not accidental: these small dwellings are about two hours’ drive from Toronto, but their precise location will only be revealed once the purchase of the stay has been completed. In this way, only those who have been will know exactly where they are.
But that’s not all: the design of the cabins was entrusted to Leckie Studio Architecture + Design, an interdisciplinary studio in Vancouver, which came up with the idea of rectangular dwellings measuring about 80 square metres. The interiors are designed in a simple style with extensive use of wood, while the exterior is covered in polished stainless steel reflecting the surrounding landscape. In this way, the structure will blend in completely with the forest and can only be found with the right directions.
As the aim is to relax and reconnect with nature, each stay also includes private saunas, forest baths and hikes.
For the time being, only two Arcana cabins have been built, but we hope that in the future the project will grow and become even more successful.