Did we mention we’re eco friendly and completely off-grid here at Grey Willow Yurts!
We have put a lot of effort in and are very proud of how environmentally friendly we have managed to make our site. This does mean we have no electricity on site, but you won’t miss it! Here’s a brief overview of some of the measures we’ve taken.
Water – Our water supply is provided by our own borehole. It travels no more than 340 meters to get from the ground into our amenities block. Unlike the water supply in your house, we add no chemicals. The low power water pump is the only electricity used for the whole site. Hot water in the amenities block is heated by a wood burner with a back boiler in the washing up area. Dish washing detergent is organic and provided.
Sewerage – We had a special package sewage treatment plant imported from Germany. It requires no power to function and has one of the best effluent ratings in the world. As we deal with all sewage onsite, we are not reliant on power-hungry centralised sewage treatment plants.
Wood – Any wood used anywhere onsite has come from sustainable sources or is reclaimed. We are striving to build an infrastructure that functions in an environmentally positive way and requires little carbon off-setting.
Recycling – We provide recycling boxes and encourage all of our guests to recycle as much of their rubbish as possible. We’re constantly striving to better our sustainability with our growing site.