Close Encounters Bed & Breakfast S.A.

Eco Friendly

enviro friendly

Orientation
Our B & B was designed to take advantage of solar orientation allowing winter sun to warm the B & B naturally but having a wide verandah to keep you cool in summer. The Villa is fully insulated and faces North East.
Solar Power
A 9 kw solar system has been installed on our farm sheds to cover the daily electricity usage of the B & B, shed coolroom and our house. Solar lights are used for outside lighting.
Rain water storage
Our 3 tanks have a capacity of 40,000 gallons or 180,000 litres. The B & B, our house and the flower processing shed all operate totally on rain water all year round.
Hosts Laundry
All washing is done with rainwater and environmentally sensitive laundry powder. All washing is naturally air dried outside.
The B & B toilet is dual flush and the shower has a water saving feature.
Recycled water
The water from the envirocycle septic system is  treated and recycled  to water the large front lawn and some other garden areas.
Flower processing
Our bucket water is used to help water our 25 fruit trees.
Organic Compost Bin
A bin is provided in the B & B kitchen for food scraps and we then transfer it to 3 larger compost containers in the back garden.
Recycle Bin
A bin is provided outside the B & B for recycling.
Wetlands
It has been created from an original “soak” and enlarged to create an environmentally friendly habitat for frogs, wild ducks ( and their ducklings - in 2010 there were  12, in 2011 there were 11 ), ibis, magpies, galahs, blue wrens, finches, parrots and many other bird species. All excess stormwater is directed to this wetland.
Flora
Our thousands of protea shrubs further reduce our carbon footprint.
Mulching
All protea prunings etc are mulched.


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