Swedes are famously adept at creating chic, practical designs that tie in closely with nature, and this is completely demonstrated here with the 72 hour cabin, an experimental concept that examines the nation’s love for the great outdoors. The reason for this has yet to fully established which may be why two researchers—Walter Osika and Cecilia Stenfors from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, one of the world’s foremost medical universities—have set up The 72 Hour cabin experiment, a premise that sounds like a cross between a reality show and terrifying low-budget horror film.
It is, quite literally, a custom-built cabin built in the woods with glass walls where five people with some of the most stressful jobs in the worlds will live by themselves for 3 days straight. In that time, their moods and actions will be monitored 24 hours a day, to see how they react to living as close to nature as possible—without the inconvenience of nature itself, of course. The five subjects include a broadcaster in London, a taxi driver in Paris, an event coordinator in New York, a police office in Munich and a journalist in London. The project began in early September of this year with results that will be published in early October.
Based on the findings of this study, we may all soon have a better understanding on why Swedes are so close to nature. Or at least a fun new reality show or horror film to watch in 2018.