Because we are off grid we are highly aware of electricity usage. This means that we have nothing with a heating element eg kettle, hairdryer etc.
We do however have all the luxury items such as fridge, washing machine, TV, light bulbs etc. It just means that when the sun is shining we do as much of the washing and ironing using the solar panels. And we also make sure we turn things off when not in use.
When we found Singdean, we had to learn how to live and run a business being off grid. And yes, sometimes that is very difficult. But we manage.
We recycle what we can. We use local where we can. We make when we can. We use natural and organic when we can.
Our complimentary natural toiletries are in full size bottles. This way we don't have any single use plastics.
Our champagne glasses for hot tub use are in enamel mugs, or bamboo cups - no single use plastic.
Our cleaning liquids are all eco, so are also friendly for our septic tank.
The luxury loo roll is made from forest friendly bamboo, plastic free and half of the profits go to help build loos in countries that are struggling.
Any packaging materials used in our shop is either re-used from deliveries or paper based.
We leave plenty of wild areas in our 4 acres so the little creatures can nest, meadow flowers thrive so all the insects can live. This all helps bring wildlife to us, which gives us and our guests so much pleasure.
Up until spring 2019 we have planted over 2,000 trees. Trees of oak, ash, hawthorn, hazel, maple, alder, eucalyptus, beech, birch, chestnut, walnut, willow, larch and pine to name just a few. It will be a while before we see them fully grown!