Environmental Initiatives

Energy

  • Linen and towels will only be changed every 3rd day unless you request alternative arrangements. If linen appears soiled it will always be changed :-)
  • We wash with environmentally friendly detergent or laundry balls
  • We line dry whenever possible
  • We buy local organic and spray free produce as a priority
  • Our free range eggs are sourced from the neighbour
  • We grow our own fruits, vegetables and herbs as much as possible
  • Our vehicle is a low emission diesel and we try to combine appointments so we aren’t driving needlessly
  • Our appliances have good energy star ratings and whenever a bulb needs changing we replace with energy efficient bulbs
  • Outdoor lighting are all sensors on timers
  • Solar heating for the pool
  • We have chosen an energy efficient state of the art septic system from Germany
  • Being New Zealand, we usually have a few sheep to keep the grass down in the paddock. Nature’s lawnmowers.

Waste

  • We buy in bulk where possible thus reducing packaging and trips to town
  • We recycle paper, plastic, glass and metal and encourage you to do the same during your stay
  • We compost our food scraps into our worm farm and compost bins
  • We shop with cloth bags and re-use any plastic bags we do get
  • The septic waste is discharged to the paddock, fertilising the soil

Water

  • Our washing machine is a front loader which uses very little water
  • Our dishwasher has a high rating for water saving and is only run when full
  • Dual flush toilets
  • We encourage you to join us in choosing to turn off the taps and taking shorter showers

Pollution

For the sake of ourselves, you, and our environment we choose to use organic, non toxic and biodegradable cleaners for the toilets, and Enjo cleaning clothes for all other areas.

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