Sustainable

Wind turbinesThis lodge has been developed with sustainability in mind and is a great example of a warm, comfortable off-the-grid home. Power is provided by solar panels and wind turbines and hot water is provided by a combination of a wetback from the large wood burner, instant gas and solar. All windows, doors and skylights are double-glazed and insulation has been maximised. Low emission paints, floorings and furnishings and sustainable building materials have been used where practical.

Under the Homestar residential rating scheme (http://www.homestar.org.nz), the lodge has a self-assessment rating of seven stars out of ten.

The property is also managed sustainably with biodynamic methods applied to areas of pasture and a small orchard of heritage fruit trees. 

Control of stoats, rats, wild cats and possums is carried out as part of the management of the property.

Read our press articles:

http://good.net.nz/magazine/good-issue-19/features/good-review

http://www.nzfishingworld.co.nz/news/2011/08/fancy-outdoor-getaway

http://blog.bookabach.co.nz/Stories/view/take-a-walk-on-the-wildside