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Being Green

Green Renovation

Throughout the renovation, care was taken to minimise the impact to the environment and maximise sustainability...

  • Solar powered, with gas cooking and hot water   stand alone solar system
  • Two rainwater tanks supply all water needs
  • All internal paint has low or no VOC's(volatile organic compounds)
  • Raw materials such as old floor boards, old furniture, and old windows were recycled in the cabin
  • Resident wildlife carefully relocated back to the bush (eg. snakes and frogs out of the ceiling cavities) 
  • Skylights installed to maximise natural lighting
  • Energy saving light bulbs in all lights
  • Water efficient tap fittings and energy efficient appliances
  • Fully insulated throughout protherm insualtion
  • Fans for cooling and slow combustion wood burner for heating 
  • Existing garden beds used and enhanced to minimise soil disturbance
  • Gardens designed to attract wildlife such as frog pond and native plants

Green Living

Mary Valley Vista is a showcase of sustainable living....

  • Waste water managed onsite
  • Food waste managed with compost bin and worm farm
  • Recycle bin for other household wastes
  • Timber for heating sourced on site or from sustainable sources
  • Home grown herbs, vegies and fruit for guests(seasonal)
  • Australian made products sourced locally wherever possible (eg. furniture, linen, toiletries etc.)
  • Even the clothes pegs are Australian made using recycled plastic!
  • Our everyday choices DO make a difference.....

Available now from the garden.....

Plan your menu before you stay!  (updated 5/9/10)

Rocket, Oregano, Mint, Spring onion,  Lemon scented myrtle, thyme, basil, parsley, rosemary, lemon grass, vietnamese mint 

 

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