eco accommodation in Wairarapa, New Zealand

Eco Principles

  • Insulation
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Up to 80% recycled

  • Carpet underlay
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Recycled

  • Carpet in Lounge
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NZ Wool

  • Wood Flooring
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Sustainable

  • Tiling features
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Marble & Stone

  • House Paint
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50% common areas Eco Biopaint

  • Household furniture
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Original Kiwi Bach furniture

  • The Gas Stove oven
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Original with Bach - 1950s

  • Water
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Collected rain water, UV filtered supplies house & sleepout

  • Lighting
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Two way wired 12V/conventional. Energy saver globes

  • Doors
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Some re-used & relocated

  • Grey water system
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Treats used water, then pumps through irrigation onto garden

  • Septic tank system
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"Sophisticated" deep field drainage dripfeeds NZ Aotearoa bush

  • Recycling Minimal Waste System
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5 Council bins for sorting, signwriting to assist sorting

  • Food scrap buckets
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All food waste is dug into the garden

  • Mini Wetland
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Healthy Eco system with green frogs who emerge during summer

  • Organic garden
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Herbs, vegetables, fruit trees

 

A QUIRKY CREATIVE GARDEN WITH SOME HUMOUR

80% of garden is indigenous NZ plants