After spending two years in Shanghai, Grant Horsfield found himself overwhelmed by the metropolis and missed the natural beauty of his home in South Africa. From this desire and need sprouted the concept for naked Retreats, which was launched in 2007. Grant’s vision is to create sanctuaries that are in harmony with the environment, where people can appreciate the simple way of nature and embrace the naked Lifestyle. Grant’s tireless efforts in promoting eco-tourism in the rural areas not only created jobs, but also pride for the local community. He received an environmental award from the Huzhou Government in 2008, and naked Stables received numerous design and sustainability awards internationally since opening in 2011.