Off grid holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

Our unique collection of off grid accommodation provides a great opportunity for you to relax in some of the most eco-friendly accommodation out there. From the UK to Africa all our off grid accommodation is provided by owners committed to supporting the local community and environment.

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Lanzarote villa accommodation, Canary Islands
Converted farm building in beach setting with car, from €1540 - €2065 per villa per week (sleeps 6)
Extremadura holiday accommodation, Spain
Romantic & charming cortijo & barn on beautiful rural finca, from €70 - €250 per house per night
Tenerife eco self catering houses, Canary Islands
Tenerife Coast Green Design Zero CO2 Luxury Village, from €136 - €210 per house per night
Los Cabos beach accommodation, Mexico
A unique stone cottage directly on the sand, from US $140 per cottage per night
Dordogne self catering accommodation
A unique 'eco-friendly' experience, from €450 - €850 per week (sleeps 2)
Luxury yurt pod accommodation in Lanzarote, with eco car
Luxury Eco Yurt Royale sleeps up to 6, from €1540 - €1925 per accommodation per week
Unusual accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Luxury eco apartment in Lanzarote, from €525 - €735 per couple per week
Andalucia retreat & guest house in Spain
An 'off-grid' destination in Andalucia, Spain, from €85 per room per night
Lanzarote self catering holiday, Canary Islands
Luxury, Eco Casita in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, from €910 - €1190 per accommodation per week
Luxury yurt accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Luxury eco yurt in a beach setting including hybrid car, from €1120 - €1330 per week (sleeps 4)
Lanzarote self catering cottage in the Canary Islands
Luxury Eco Garden Cottage in Lanzarote, from €560 - €735 per week (sleeps 4)
Lanzarote yurt accommodation, Canary Islands
Luxury Eco Beach Yurts plus Pod in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, from €1295 - €1575 per accommodation per week
Lanzarote villa holiday, Fishermans Cottage, Canary Islands
Unique Canarian fisherman's cottage, from €665 - €875 per week (sleeps 4)
Malawi accommodation, Ntchisi Forest Reserve
Family-run eco-lodge in the rainforest of Malawi, from US $70 - US $105 per person per night
Gambia guest house
Tropical garden guesthouse in Gambia, from £10 - £20 per room per night
Central Portugal off grid yurt holiday
Eco friendly family yurt holidays and yoga retreats, from €50 - €80 per accommodation per night
Cape Range National Park luxury accommodation, Western Australia
An exclusive coastal wilderness camp at Ningaloo Reef, from AU $730 per person per night
Lanzarote luxury farmhouse accommodation, Canary Islands
Converted farm building in beach setting with private pool, from €1995 - €2345 per accommodation per week
Alaska wilderness lodge
Exclusive wilderness lodge, from US $275 - US $425 per person per night
Alentejo rural self catering accommodation, Portugal
Surrounded by the Sao Mamede Natural Park, from £350 per cottage per week (sleeps 6)
Yurt accommodation in Andalucia
Get back to nature with in a yurt in Southern Spain, from €120 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Ceriana self catering off-grid house, Liguria, Italy
Secluded tranquil Mediterranean house twixt mountain and sea, from £350 - £550 per house per week (sleeps 4)
Shropshire self catering cottage, England
Cottage on an organic farm in Shropshire Hills, from £200 - £390 per cottage per week (sleeps 4)
Cave hotel in Cappadocia, Turkey
Exquisitely restored Byzantine monastic retreat cave hotel, from €175 - €1200 per room per night
Off-grid wooden cabin in the Dordogne, France
A bijou, off-grid holiday experience in the Dordogne, from £290 - £395 per accommodation per week
Trinity Island self catering lodge, Ireland
Rent your own private island. Boats, canoes, walking, from €1100 - €1400 per house per week (sleeps 6)
Osa Peninsula eco lodge, Costa Rica
Ecolodge in the mangroves & rainforest, from US $60 - US $90 per person per night
Valencia vegetarian B&B, Spain
Artistic, vegetarian B&B 50kms inland from Valencia, from €22 - €32 per accommodation per night
Andalucia self catering accommodation, Spain
Camping, yurt, tibetan tent, guest room, holiday house, from €20 - €60 per person for 2 nights

51 reviews for Off grid holidays4.5 star overall rating

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Luxury yurt accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
It is a wonderful place for a family holiday with small children and a great place to recharge your batteries. (more)Alison Brookes Day
Fabulously relaxing, beautiful island, relaxed yet very responsive hosts. A great experience...Great for kids with donkey rides, missions to collect eggs every day, and to hang out with other kids on the communal trampoline, pirate boat and playground. (more)Michelle Levene
Most memorable were the rural location with an opportunity to see the landscape and vegetation. The space, both our private area around our yurt and outside where the kids were free to play on the trampoline and meet the chickens and donkey. The smallness of the resort and the uncrowded beach. The morning bike ride into the village for bread. (more)Roos Eisma
From €1120 - €1330 per week (sleeps 4)
Lanzarote villa holiday, Fishermans Cottage, Canary Islands
Memorable parts? Arriving at Fisherman’s Cottage and seeing the wonderful location. Tips? It's not a holiday destination for clubbers. If you want a few days relaxation by the sea come to fisherman’s cottage. Local benefits? We shopped in the local supermarket and ate out locally. The cottage was totally solar powered with 'green' loos. So yes to both. Overall rating? 10 out of 10. It was so much better than I expected. Jill and Maria were both lovely and friendly.... (more)Laura Whelan
From €665 - €875 per week (sleeps 4)
Alaska wilderness lodge
Our vacation was a dream come true. Owner, Keith has built the whole place by hand with logs he found on the nearby beaches. What he has done is remarkable and his wife Randi adds the special touches that make the place really feel like being home. (more)Lynn Kelly
Our cabin was comfortable, the view from our bed was to die for!!! Snow covered mountains on each side, ocean in between, dolphins and otters playing in the cove, islands and a steaming volcano in the distance. (more)Phyllis Sarayusa
From US $275 - US $425 per person per night
Dordogne self catering accommodation
Excellent, a unique place to spend a week or so, totally relaxing, lovely people. (more)Rupert Green
Most memorable was the peace and tranquility, staying somewhere off grid. Different, enjoyable, relaxing, peaceful and fun. (more)Maria Masselis
The whole holiday was a relaxed and stress free experience beginning with travelling from the UK by train to the lovely surroundings and cosy cabin... It was a wonderful relaxed holiday, lovely setting, very friendly and helpful owners. (more)Birgitte Bruun
From €450 - €850 per week (sleeps 2)
Lanzarote self catering cottage in the Canary Islands
We expected the finca to be lovely but it far exceeded our expectations. The Garden Cottage was perfect for a couple who wanted privacy but still all the facilities of the shared areas...Excellent! (more)Helen Wilson
Fantastic! Whilst we were there most of the other guests were couples with young children but as a childless couple we were catered for just as perfectly. The finca is a beautiful place, the owners are friendly and helpful, can't praise it enough! (more)Lisa Carver
Great experience, wonderful hosts and beautiful surroundings... (more)Sarah Slade
From €560 - €735 per week (sleeps 4)
Yurt holiday accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
The most memorable part was watching my daughter see the stars for the first time! Zero light pollution! Also, I was so surprised by how much there was to do on the island. Nice to wake up each day and know it was going to be sunny and dry! (more)Angellique Sunter
We really enjoyed the boat trip to Isle Graciosa – the operator organised it. We went on a RIB speed boat to get there, then went snorkelling, walking through the town and a beautiful lunch. (more)Michelle Christensen
Absolutely lovely. It is probably a huge cliche but seeing the children laughing and playing by themselves and with new friends meant I was more relaxed - it all just ticked over perfectly and resulted in a great holiday. (more)Kate Macnab
From €945 - €1155 per week
Lanzarote villa accommodation, Canary Islands
Memorable parts? Going on a day trip to a remote island organised by owner Tila and swimming on an empty beach. Tips? Definitely rent a car and try arrive in day light as roads signs easily missed in dark Local benefits? Yes - completely. Overall rating? Excellent, cheap and cheerful, direct flights, lots to do...brilliant family holiday would have been equally good for a couple or friends. (more)Zara Stassin
From €1540 - €2065 per villa per week (sleeps 6)
Nimes self catering gite in the South of France
The most memorable part was kayaking under the Pont du Gard and visiting Sainte-Marie de la Mer but also eating outside, relaxing with wine and olives and meeting new people. (more)Heather Muchamore
Stunning, unspoilt countryside all around, and surprisingly few tourists for the time of year, (August). A truly eco-relaxed holiday, which we can thoroughly recommend. (more)Joanna Blake
My wife and I really needed a holiday where we could relax absolutely. This holiday provided it because we were left alone, put under no pressure, but always made to feel welcome by our hosts. (more)John Stevenson
From €300 - €400 per week (sleeps 4)
Cave hotel in Cappadocia, Turkey
Memorable parts? Everything was memorable, starting with the emails from Abdullah from the hotel whilst we were planning our trip, then the welcome we received on arrival at 11.00pm at night, the meal that had been prepared for us at that late hour, the rooms that we and our 2 friends stayed in, the amazing buffet breakfast each morning, Fathi the waiter who happily laid up a table for us on the terrace for dinner on warmer evenings & always emphasised that Gamirasu was our home, then there... (more)Sue Ivey
From €175 - €1200 per room per night
Osa Peninsula eco lodge, Costa Rica
From our arrival by boat through the mangroves through to our departure three days later, we loved our time at the lodge. We were the only guests staying there at the time and we received a high level of care from owners Dan and Holly. (more)Helen Potts
The lodge is beautifully situated and reaching it via the river felt like an added adventure. (more)Janet Baseley
The best part of my holiday was that is was, simply, relaxing. That's what I was looking for. Dan and Holly at the lodge really took care of me, and the dogs were a great addition to my walks. (more)Michael Allbritton
From US $60 - US $90 per person per night
Unusual accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Very good....went bodega hopping for my birthday! (more)Chantel Dunn
Some of the most memorable parts of the holiday were: finding eggs in the hen house, lying in the bath at Fisherman's Cottage watching the sea, wine tasting at La Cantina, Teguise & at El Grifo Bodega and driving on the fabulous, twisty, unique scenic roads. (more)Georgina Tongue
The setting and accommodation, plus the very warm and helpful owners and staff. The events organised were great, paella night with live jazz and sangria, also the island trip to La Grocia was very memorable!!! (more)Chris Parr
From €525 - €735 per couple per week
Valencia vegetarian B&B, Spain
Memorable parts? Visiting and discovering a new area and staying with like-minded people. Tips? Stay for longer! Local benefits? Yes, solar power, re-cycling water in a dry area and eating vegetarian food sourced locally or grown in the garden and an overall ecological ethos were just what we were looking for. Overall rating? Very, very good. (more)Jimmy James
From €22 - €32 per accommodation per night
Alentejo rural self catering accommodation, Portugal
Memorable parts? Arriving.. After a relatively long journey, the peace and tranquility of the location was like arriving in heaven. A sense of expanded time. Tips? Be prepared for deep peace (!). Animal lovers will be very at home here... Local benefits? Yes. The owners are fully integrated into the local community and encourage visitors to buy local and use the local facilities such as the bar and shops, and at the right time of year participate in the local 'festa'. The... (more)richard harding
From £350 per cottage per week (sleeps 6)
Ceriana self catering off-grid house, Liguria, Italy
Fantastic, feel like a recharged solar panel!....The house and locality were stunning. (more)Melissa Elliott
Holiday was amazing highly recommend beyond any exceptions. (more)maria courtney
From £350 - £550 per house per week (sleeps 4)
Off-grid wooden cabin in the Dordogne, France
I honestly can't think of anything negative, so 100%. It's no exaggeration to say that this is one of the nicest places and the best accommodation we've ever stayed in (more)Chris Giles
Excellent. A peaceful and private break in a truly beautiful part of France. Everything we needed was on hand but there is plenty to see and do for those who want to more active. (more)Bob Brown
From £290 - £395 per accommodation per week
Costa Maya beach resort in Yucatan, Mexico
Memorable parts? Slowing down and taking the time to watch the antics of the little crabs on the beautiful beach. Tips? Be prepared to relax and enjoy the ambience of the beach. Local benefits? All employees are local residents. Electrical power is generated on site using wind and solar equipment. Toilets are composting. Overall rating? Excellent! (more)Robert Beck
From US $70 - US $100 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2-4)
Yurt accommodation in Andalucia
The most memorable part was Henry and Eddie's hospitality and the gorgeous environment they have created in the middle of Andalucia. The yurts are really lovely as well. (more)Julie Mills
The glorious setting and the constant sunshine were most memorbale! Also the food cooked by our host, Henry, was always fabulous! It was intereting to stay in a yurt, and to shower in the (almost) open air! So peaceful and scenic, and pleasant company too... (more)Kumba Jallow
From €120 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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