We are Native Cabins
An ambitious rewilding project that offers luxury hospitality in the wild Irish landscape. Native creates beautiful cabins made from local timber, and curates exciting experiences centred on adventure, nature, and wellbeing.
Native was founded on the idea that your travels are an opportunity to enhance and protect the natural environment. We want you to enjoy spending time in the wilderness, and believe the local environment and community can thrive on the back of your adventures.
Our model is simple:
you stay in cabins, we plant trees.
Our cabins are designed with much love and attention by a team of architects who care deeply about design and not destroying the planet.
Guided by the principle of genus loci, or ‘the spirit of place’, we have endeavoured to mirror vernacular architecture to ensure the cabins are harmonious in their natural surroundings and historical context.
Our cabins are made from local timber and finished with a very carefully chosen pallet of natural materials. Our cabins sit lightly on the landscape with every effort considered by our team to prevent a negative impact on the natural environment.
Our cabins are also powered by renewables and we hope you will agree are as luxurious and cosy as they are sustainable.
Native has an ambitious rewilding programme, which involves planting native trees, protecting and managing at-risk landscapes, and paying for the preservation and monitoring of local ecology.
Native aims to finance educational programmes, connecting local environmental groups, and the scientific community.
We believe in the biophilia hypothesis.
Who we are
& Simon Ronan
Didi is a graduate from University College Dublin and the University of Cambridge. She worked for over 10 years in public policy at the RAND corporation, the UN and OECD, conducting research on how business and the economy can drive positive change for both people and planet. She has since moved on to more fun endeavours, dabbling in the music industry, philanthropy, and food writing. Didi loves all things food, design, the forest and the sea.
Simon is a graduate from the Botanical Gardens and University College Dublin School of Architecture. He has over 10 years experience designing exciting projects around the world including the Rio Olympic village, the Xiongan New City in China with Ricardo Bofill Architects, and numerous luxury and eco resorts from the Maldives to Mallorca. Simon is also a design fellow at UCD School of Architecture, where he lectures in landscape architecture and urban design. A passionate horticulturist, Simon loves growing different plants, vegetables and exploring native woodlands.
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