a place to breathe


Tinhela610 is a resourcing  wilderness resort  to live a unique, inquisitive retreat experience with nature, self and others. Sojourn at Tinhela610 to encounter our creative, caring and collaborative locale where you can experience new ways of being in harmony with the elements,  surrounded by the mysteries of this enchanted land.

Holly Niemela & Edouard Payen




Damaged, but not broken by the wildfires that erupted in our neighborhood on July 28th 2022, Tinhela610's team is currently working with local, regional and national authorities to assess, plan, find funds and then reconstruct.  

No life was lost in the fires. The firemen did a courageous and truly incredible work of protecting life and property.  We offer our thanks and gratitude for their service. 

Our wilderness lodge remains a green gem surrounded by charred and blackened land, miraculously.  We lost our technical building, all electrical, solar/voltaic and water systems, one wood stairway and meditation platform.


We consider ourselves gifted and graced by this omission of the fire but also we hear a call for a new beginning, perhaps a deeper purpose that what we had initially thought. 


The destruction of the forest, fields, wildlife, water and air will rejuvenate with time. However, we need to heed the call of Nature to protect and nourish, to love and honor Earth and each other..  

It's a call for humanity to take action now against climate change.

Please include us in your highest thoughts. 

Holly Niemela & Edouard Payen


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