We are one of Bulgaria's accredited 'Zelena Kushta' or Green Lodges, recognised for our green credentials and contribution to rural tourism by the Bulgarian Association of Alternative Tourism.
'A huge thanks to Chris and Claire who offered us a better way to think and live. I hope to continue the eco holidays in Paris. Long live tomatoes and home-made rakia!' Clemence, Paris Aug 2012
This is how you reduce your environmental impact while holidaying with us.....
Stay in accommodation sympathetically restored using traditional natural building methods including earth plaster
The original architecture and colours of the buildings have been maintained
Original features have been kept including mud floors, doors and windows
Walls have been painted with limewash, locally quarried clay paint or ecological paints
Recycled materials have been used where possible, eg floor made of recycled bricks in the barnspace
Low energy footprint:
- Off grid solar power
- Solar panel water heating
- Ecological products for cleaning
Foraging - Join our foraging workshop to learn about collecting wild mushrooms.
Herbal Medicine Course - We run a herbal medicine course at the end of May to learn how to identify herbs and create cough mixtures, tinctures, ointments etc.
Eat organic home grown food, meat from our animals, dairy products from our goats and sample some of our home made rakia.
Ask for a tour of the garden.
Learn about working with animals including how to milk the goats.
Learn how to save organic seeds, companion plant, use crop rotation, plan an organic vegetable garden on our garden tour.
Learn about processing fruit and vegetables and how to make your own alcohol in one of our workshops.
Make tasty yoghurt and cheese from our goat's milk.
Odourless compost dry toilet - It not only uses no water but after 2 years the compost is used to fertilise our flowers and shrubs.
Sustainable Waste Management
- Greywater recycling.
- Rainwater collectors.
- Efficient recycling. Much of our waste is reused in other areas of farm life. What is not, is recycled.
- Waste Food Collection. Food waste is given to the animals who turn it into manure which is used to fertilise the gardens.
Eco friendly library – we have an extensive library of ecological books on everything from natural building to permaculture to herbal medicine to water recycling. Also a large number of fiction books for adults and children.
.......................or just relax and enjoy the healthy food and lifestyle.....................