The sudden emergence of COVID-19 into the world means that people around the globe are faced with adjusting to a new norm that involves stay-at-home orders, social distancing, and many different work environments for many of us. And while these changes have been very difficult for most, there are some silver linings, such as more quality time with family and the opportunity to take advantage of the cabin home that may have been neglected due to life’s myriad responsibilities.
If there were ever a home designed for these strange times, a cabin would be it. Thanks to their typically remote location, most cabin homes feature built-in social distancing. Plus, many people only use their cabins recreationally, so the population counts around cabin homes tend to be on the lower side.
But allowing you to comfortably social distance and self-isolate are only the tip of the iceberg in terms of the many benefits that cabin homes can bring during a pandemic. Below, we outline the ways that taking advantage of your cabin home can make your quarantine infinitely better.
Breaks Up the Monotony
If you’ve been self-isolating at home for any length of time, then you don’t need us to tell you how boring and monotonous it can be. Taking a trip to your cabin is a no-fail way to break up the monotony without putting you or others at risk.
Encourages More Activity
When you’re stuck at home, it’s easy for even the most active person to fall into a sedentary lifestyle. But the scenic locale of most cabins makes it easy to infuse your day with more activities, like hiking and biking, which can work wonders for your mental and physical health.
Promotes Mental Health
Speaking of mental health, simply being surrounded by nature can make you feel better mentally and emotionally. In fact, a 2015 study found that people who took a 90-minute walk in nature experienced significantly improved moods and lower levels of stress.
Improves Air Quality
You probably already know that remote locations tend to have better air quality than urban locales, but did you know that cabins themselves can also improve the air you breathe? Most cabins are comprised of wood, which features many air-purifying qualities, like humidity control, leading to improved respiratory health and fewer allergy symptoms.
Beats an Airbnb
Thanks to the pandemic, there are much fewer Airbnbs available right now, making your cabin all the more inviting. But even if there is an abundance of Airbnbs, nothing beats the true, relaxing comfort that comes from being in your very own cabin retreat.
Helps You Unplug
Countless studies have been done on the negative impact that being glued to technology has on our overall sense of wellbeing, but when you’re stuck in the same environment every day, it’s easy to lean on your phone and other devices as boredom crutches. Being surrounded by nature offers a healthy distraction from technology, making it that much easier to disconnect from our devices and recharge our spirits.
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