Lonely Planet Writer

Win an escape to stay in a UFO in the trees for National Unplugging Day

National Unplugging Day begins at sunset this evening, and in celebration of this, a competition is running to offer two people in the UK the chance to go ‘off-grid’ and stay in a treehouse in Sweden.

You can win a competition to stay at a to a UFO in the trees for National Unplugging Day. Image: Booking.com

The National Day of Unplugging is an annual initiative hosted by Reboot, a New-York based nonprofit cultural organisation and it begins today, 9 March, at sunset and ends tomorrow, 10 March, at sunset. It encourages people to turn technology off for a day, and do things like connect with the people in their neighbourhood or city, have an uninterrupted meal or read a book.

You can win a competition to stay at a to a Mirrorcube in the trees for National Unplugging Day. Image: Booking.com

Booking.com found that 92% of British people are craving an escape completely “off the grid.” They feel that being contactable 24/7 (43%) on top of maintaining work and social lives and keeping up on social media (47%) piles on the pressure and takes its toll. Log cabins (71%) and treehouses (45%) came top of their escape fantasies.

You can unplug at the Treehotel in Sweden. Image: Booking.com

The accommodation booking company is helping to make one lucky pair make the great escape staying in one of the world’s most unique hotels – the Treehotel in Harads, Sweden. The Treehotel offers amazing treehouse designs, such as the UFO, Mirrorcube or a Bird’s Nest.

You can win a competition to stay at Swedish treehouses for National Unplugging Day. Image: Booking.com

There are a range of activities available that don’t involve technology, including tranquil fishing trips and brisk sledding. The beautiful surroundings and luxury feel of the Treehotel make it the ideal place for a relaxing break, and as the evenings wind down, it’s not unusual to see the magical Northern Lights above.

The interior of a treehouse at the Treehotel, Sweden. Image: Booking.com

To enter the competition, all you have to do is tell Booking.com why you deserve to go ‘off the grid’ here.