Ever since we have started our agriturismo – a decade ago – we have committed ourselves to create an authentic experience of home hospitality for our guests as well as reducing our impact on nature.
We have conserved as much as possible of the original architecture and materials, like stone, wood and terra-cotta. We have installed beautiful double glazed windows, a low consumption heating system and natural-fibre acoustic insulation.
Since April 2012 the whole house runs on renewable energy except the cooking stove.
This has been our most important environmental friendly project. We now produce all the electricity we need with photovoltaic panels. Hot water and heating are provided by thermal panels and a wood furnace.
There’s more eco-friendly gestures we make on a daily basis to make sure our guests will feel like home.
- All our linen, most bed covers and the top layers of mattresses are made of natural fibers, like cotton or wool.
- Most of our furniture, rugs and doors are old. We have often salvaged them from being discarded and patiently restored them to new life. Beds are new and of good quality.
- We use eco-friendly detergents for cleaning, we have eliminated mono-dose soaps from bathrooms and use recycled paper napkins and washable table sets.
- Not only we recycle glass, paper, and plastic, but we have started a wormery to compost kitchen leftovers.
- We don’t use pesticides or chemical fertilizers in our garden and olive grove and encourage the development of native plants.
- Our cooking classes focus on the use and cultural value of local foods and drinks.
We have invested seriously on preserving our little corner of Earth and have made a commitment to improve. We do realize however that despite all our efforts, becoming green is a journey. This is only a beginning.