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7 Off the Grid Hideaways Around the World

When you're looking to get away from it all without sacrificing style and comfort, enter Off Grid Hideaways. Consisting of 7 properties with plenty more in the pipeline, this curated collection of simple yet luxurious rental homes just launched in mid-2017. The homes are scouted by the founders, Sina and Flavia, through their travels abroad. We teamed up with Off Grid Hideaways to showcase their current roster of available homes and to learn more about each spot. Get the inside scoop from the venue reporters themselves, find your hideaway and let the data detox begin. 
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Vega Island

Norway
Tranquillity. A word often used, a feeling rarely found – but it’s harnessed here in the Unesco-protected Vegaøyan, where hardy fisherfolk, farmers and hunter-gatherers have lived sustainably for millennia in a seemingly inhospitable, surreally beautiful seascape. Channel your inner Viking, kayak to pristine coves, hike or pedal along breathtaking coastline, and feed the soul by the warmth of a local hearth.
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Comporta

Comporta, Portugal
Set in a spectacular waterworld of rice paddies, sand dunes and fishing wharves, this twinset of rustic wooden cabins near boho-chic Comporta is a truly romantic hideaway. Forge an instant connection with nature, paddle along inlets that snake across the landscape like bold ribbons of silver thrown across a green mantel, moor your kayak, then watch the sunset over fresh fish and local vinho verde.
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Las Trancas

Las Trancas, Chile
A timber-clad woodsman’s hideaway keeping watch over snow-clad volcanoes and tree-lined valleys, set in a pristine patch of private land – full forest immersion with incredible hiking and Chile’s best mountain biking nearby. Ski, ride, wander, explore – then settle down by the wood-burning stove to share tales of craters climbed and trails conquered.
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Tangalle I

Sri Lanka
Wave-lapped shores before you; lush jungle around you; a short ride to some of the island’s best surf spots… A spell in this peaceful and isolated villa offers a step-back-in-time slice of Sri Lankan life. Rise at dawn to watch the fishermen haul in their silvery treasures and earmark your own catch of the day for a lantern-lit supper under the boughs of a tropical almond tree.
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Colorado Cabin

Colorado, USA
Take a masterclass in low-impact living in a home perfectly adapted to its environment, whether the sun shines or the snow falls. Fill your days following the footsteps of the mountain lion, hiking ridgetops or riding the rapids. And – like this Rocky Mountains holiday base – by connecting with the vast landscape outside, you’ll find that less is more.
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Tangalle II

Sri Lanka
Sidestepped by sightseers, this untouched stretch of Ceylon’s south-eastern coast is an idyllic and isolated base for barefoot strollers and seekers of solitude. Set up surf camp in your Sri Lankan bungalow and live life at a leisurely pace. From the verandah, views of the sea are punctuated only by candy-coloured catamarans, kids playing cricket and the lantern-lit boughs of a mighty kohomba tree.
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Alentejo

Alentejo, Portugal
Owned by the same family for generations – and transformed for generations to come – the farmhouse is a contemporary reimagining of Alentejan architecture that stands solid, timeless and enduring against a vast horizon of oak-studded pastures. Saddle up for rides under an endless sky of clear, uplifting light; wander the fields; fish for your own supper and dine beneath a blanket of stars. 

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