ENERGY AND WATER CONSUMTION
It is often the small details that can make the biggest impact; therefore we ask guests to be mindful of turning off the lights and electrical appliances when not in use. All light features use low energy LED bulbs.
To help reduce our water consumption we ask our guests to consume water consciously and to hang towels to dry to use again.
Though we offer bottled water for sale, we strongly encourage our guests to take advantage of our fresh mountain water. The water is cleaner than that found in plastic bottles, and filtered through ultra violet light for extra security.
The sun heats our water, reducing our carbon footprint, while allowing our guests the pleasure of a hot shower. In winter the house is partly heated by solar heated water as well as locally sourced wood.
In summer, the 60 cm thick stone walls helps keep the house cool, avoiding the need for air conditioning.
In our kitchen, nothing is wasted, and we have always been mindful of where we source our produce. We use 0 km food where possible, bringing in fresh, seasonal produce from our garden for the enjoyment of our guests. When our garden cannot provide, we source from local growers and producers.
We encourage our guests to refill water bottles rather than buy new, and offer free, high quality mountain water for our guest.
Individually packaged hygiene items such as soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and shower caps are being phased out and replaced by refill, sustainable options.
We take a conscious approach to sourcing produce to ensure we use the low plastic alternatives where possible.