If you shut your eyes and picture total escapism, the chances are you’re lain in a meadow under the stars, listening to wind blow through the trees and you fall asleep to the smell of a dying fire. The thought of such a scene instantly relaxed my mind and body, so just imagine how great it would be to have this fantasy become a reality! Well, luckily for us all, it exists. At the edge of the Elbe, between Hamburg and Berlin, are a scattering of wooden tiny houses built with the purpose of connecting you with nature.
The retreat is completely sustainable as the huts are build with locally-sourced, sustainable materials, plus they are all built on stilts so as not to damage the land. While the hut structures are simple, comfort is key, and you get little luxuries like organic mattresses and organic food, served at the on-site bistro where you can start your day with fresh, locally-sourced produce. After a long day exploring the Elbe Valley Biosphere Reserve - which the huts are at the heart of - by foot, by bike or by boat, unwind in one of the mini saunas or hot tub under the nights’s sky. Created for unique experiences and lasting memories, Destinature Elbe Huts is the epitome of restful adventure.
Introducing Eva and Holger!
"We always wanted to create accommodation that was sustainable and close to nature, where you arrive by bike and feel right at home."
“The special thing about our tiny house ‘village’ is its proximity to nature. You can really holiday under the stars: spend time around the fireplace with your loved ones and relax in the sauna and hot tub.”
Eva and Holger’s insider tips
Destinature Elbe Huts is located in Hitzacker at the heart of the Lower Saxony Elbe Valley Biosphere Reserve.
You can easily drive, and there’s on-site parking available.
It’s easy to arrive by train: get off at Hitzacker, from where it’s a 1,300m walk. Trains come via Bf. Lüneburg (which you can get to directly from Hamburg). You can - of course - also arrive by bike if you’re cycling along the Elbe cycle path.