aim is to live as sustainably as possible by producing
the things we need from the land, reducing the need
to purchase products or recycle. We use both solar
and hydro power for our electricity, and wood to
heat our living spaces and our water in winter.
We use solar heated water in the summer months.
We grow as much as we can in our vege garden. Our
toilets are eco-friendly compost toilets. (see
eco-living books) Our rental yurt has
been made from pine trees on our property, and the
canvas was sewn locally.
soon - pages dedicated to solar, hydro and making
use of our trees.......
- We have our own vege garden that provides us with
most of our vegetables. We mostly eat seasonal fruit
and vegetable, and store what we can for winter.
The meals we provide are preapred wherever possible
with our own produce, which is grown without the
use of artificial chemicals or fertilisers. If you
choose to stay on a B&B basis, you are welcome
to purchase a basket of fresh veg from our garden
subject to availability.
products - We make our own biodegradable
soap, washing up liquid and clothes washing liquid.
Our soap is made with olive oil and is available
for use during your stay. Should you require your
own hair and body washing products, we ask you to
bring products which are natural and biodegradable
as all the waste water is drained into the land.
- We generate our own electricity through our solar
p.v panels and our recently installed hydro electric
generator. For most of the year we have enough sunshine
to generate electricity for our daily use. This
year we have installed a small hydro electric generator
for use during the winter when we get lots of rain
and the stream flows. This has dramatically reduced
our need for the diesel generator.
yurt has electric lighting and a power point for
charging laptops or mobile phones. We have a mobile
internet connection that is free for occasional
use during your stay.
you are specifically interested in off-grid sustainable
technology, Mark will be happy to talk with you
during your stay about the ways in which we generate
energy, and try to live as sustainably as possible.
Subjects which may be of interest: setting up a
solar system, using a hydro electric generator,
growing organic vegetables, building a compost toilet
and humanure, building with lime, making use of
local forest timber for construction, making soap
and washing liquids.
environment for the adults to truly appreciate an
uncomplicated approach to living, in harmony with
nature, with Mark's clear and fascinating explanations
of the simple but ingenious techniques for sustainability."
Chip, Sam, Indigo, Jago
more guests comments
links we like:
for Alternative Technology - Wales
Build - Using Lime
magazine article on humanure