Eco Retreat in Ogliastra
Eco Retreat in Ogliastra

Exclusive Eco Retreat in Ogliastra

From the 1st to 8th September 2016, we are offering the chance to enjoy an exclusive eco retreat in Ogliastra. You will stay at a brand new sustainably built structure made with straw and wood. With a chance to learn more about how to cook your own produce with a mini-cookery course and a tour of the area on e-bikes to keep on the eco-theme of this retreat! Bookings close on the 7th August with a minimum participation of 6 people and maximim of 10 people. Don’t miss out…Reserve your place today!

The Straw House

The developers of The Straw House aim to enhance the physical, mental and psychological well-being of their clients. Through a series of special features and services related to and integrated with nature, they have the ambitious goal to become the benchmark in Ogliastra for SUSTAINABLE STRUCTURES OF EXCELLENCE.

The Straw House is located at Girasole, the property extends right on the lake shore, and is close to the main town of Tortoli and within easy reach of shops, restaurants, beaches and facilities. You can find the exact location on our local map.

There are 4 suites available at The Straw House, each has it’s own balcony garden with edible plants and private bathroom with shower, toilet and bidet.

The Love Suite | Sleeps 4
(40 square meters of dedicated internal space)

With a wooden king-size bed with orthopaedic slats and latex mattress. (2 additional single beds can be available on request)

Kitchenette and reading area.

The Nature Suite | Sleeps 3
(22 square meters internal space and 30 square meters external space)

Wrought iron king-size bed with canopy and orthopaedic slats and latex mattress. (additional single bed can be available on request)

Kitchenette on the covered patio area.

The Straw Suite | Sleeps 3
(22 square meters internal space and 30 square meters external space)

With a wooden king-size bed with orthopaedic slats and latex mattress. (additional single bed can be available on request)

Kitchenette on the covered patio area.

The Synergy Suite | Sleeps 3
(22 square meters internal space and 30 square meters external space)

With a wooden king-size bed with orthopaedic slats and latex mattress. (additional single bed can be available on request)

Kitchenette on the covered patio area.

 

The rates for accommodation include B&B in the Straw House, comprising of comfortable beds with natural bamboo pillows, bedding with a choice of cotton, linen or silk on request. Each room has courtesy natural products and a welcome pack. Breakfast is taken in the room or in the garden, and is “zero kilometers”, with all the produce being grown on site, all naturally vegan & gluten-free natural produce! There is also a communal Tea Garden where you can enjoy a selection of complimentary herbal teas.

Services
– Wifi Internet Access in all rooms
– As an option, you can also choose to sleep on “Stuioe” traditional rush mattresses. (9euro per person)
– Private Parking area for cars and bikes
– Tea Garden
– Patio garden with edible plants
– Bike hire (additional charge)
– Optional excursions (additional charge)
– Organic Food Boxes from the organic, permaculture garden. (additional charge from 5 euros)
– Spa Zone offering a range of holistic therapies and massage.
– Transfer service to Tortolì (additional charge)

 

Retreat Program

5 days with a morning Hatha Yoga and Pranayama Class (2 hour duration) and an evening Mindfulness and Yoga Nidra Class (1 and a half hour duration).

Other activities that are included in the price include:


A Mini Cookery Seminar with an Ecological Theme

“From Garden to Plate”
Simple dishes to prepare from the garden


Enjoy the local environment with a trip on e-bikes through the Tacchi d’Ogliastra provided by E-Motion
You will be guided by local people on an exhilarating tour, lasting about 3-4 hours, through the stunning scenery of the Tacchi D’Ogliastra. Travelling on e-bikes takes the hard work out of the slopes and hills of the area, meaning you can enjoy the fresh air and scenery!

Sardinia E-motion Ulassai
Valle dei Tacchi - Sardinia Emotion
Family Ogliastra Sardinia Emotion


There is also a “Free day” with no organised activities for relaxing or organising a boat tour or getting out and about.

The exact schedule is set by Alex, the retreat leader, and can vary according to weather and other circumstances.

Single Occupancy Rate
1,049 euros
Price based on single occupancy of a suite.
Couple/Twin Rate
1,699 euros
Price based on 2 people sharing a suite.
Additional per person rate
899 euros
Price for additional people sharing a room, i.e. if you are travelling as a group of 3 or 4 people intending to share a suite.

Included in the price
7 nights bed and breakfast
2 hours of Hatha Yoga &Pranayama each day for 5 days
1 and half hours of Yoga Nidra & Guided Mindfulness practice and discussion each day for 5 days
1 Cookery Mini-Seminar “Zero-Kilometer – Garden to Plate”
A guided e-bike trip around the Tacchi of Ogliastra
One to One mentoring (optional, to be agreed by appointment)
A special gift to take home, comprising of our book; This Place, This Moment, and a CD with 10 full Guided Mindfulness Meditations.
Not included in the price
Lunch and dinner
Organic produce boxes
Holistic Therapies and massage
Flights
Arrival/departure transfers
Bike/Car Hire
Optional Excursions
Any other service not mentioned in above paragraph

What’s the vibe like?

This retreat will suit anyone interested in sustainability, eco-travel, gardening, Mindfulness, self reflection and deep relaxation or for those looking for a quiet retreat with smaller numbers. Like going back in time to a more peaceful, quieter and simpler way of life. This is a peaceful, mindful retreat in a region of Sardinia well known for it’s vineyards and the local red wine, Cannonau, which is made from the grape variety of the same name that is native to the area.

The people of Ogliastra are passionate about their traditions and there are festivals throughout the year celebrating their history, culture and cuisine. Our retreat groups are usually small, for this special retreat there will be a minimum of 6 people required for it to go ahead, we prefer to be able to work in small groups so everyone gets our full attention! It also means that you have more time to address any specific issues you may have with your practice, in a safe and compassionate atmosphere.

Extra info…

We strongly recommend hiring a car for the duration of your stay, there is so much wonderful scenery to see here, and the roads are generally quiet if a little curvy and interesting! Alternatively, you can hire a bike to get around the local area.

Sardinia has 3 Airports served by low cost direct flights from Europe and the UK. The closest is Cagliari and is 1 and a half hours drive away, the next nearest is Olbia, 2- 2.5 hours drive away, then Alghero is the furthest away, at about 3 hours drive away.

Alternatively, there are ferries available from mainland Italy into the port of Arbatax.

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