For people dealing with serious, chronic or terminal illnesses, contact with nature has many benefits, promoting healing and reducing pain and stress. Caring for people in such situations is also stressful, and many carers need a relaxing break every now and again.
The Hut of Wellbeing project aims to build and manage a woodland hut in Fife, available for short stays to those in need of respite due to health or other problems. It was dreamt up by a Reforesting Scotland member who had to give up his own plans to build a hut after a cancer diagnosis, but wants to make the stress-relieving experience of a stay in a simple shelter close to nature available to others in difficult situations.
We have secured a site with appropriate planning permission. A group of hutters, potential users, architects and builders have worked together and produced a hut design tailored to the needs of the site and its users. We have raised over £20,000 through donations from the public to a crowdfunding campaign, but we still need more funding to both build and run the hut. If you would like to donate you can use the button below.