... to improve the world we live in.
Water Collection and Treatment: drinking water is collected from mountain slopes and supplies, by gravity, the reservoirs of the property. After its use, the water undergoes a rigorous treatment, through a station composed of 6 stages. Four of these are hermetically sealed tanks where water undergoes anaerobic fermentation and decantation. When leaving these tanks, with 85% cleaning, the water goes to a treatment called a bed cultivated with own plants of marsh and, finally it is destined, already clean, to a lake with aquatic plants and fish, to return to the nature .
Use of Rainwater: captured through the roofs and stored in three large reservoirs totaling 21 thousand liters. This rainwater is used for irrigation of the gardens, washing of the sidewalks and decks and general cleaning.
Indoor environmental heating: the suites, as well as other dependencies of the house, are heated by an imported equipment called heat recuperator located in the living room, which fueled by firewood, when burned, the heat is driven by thermal pipes. This system, in addition to adding a pleasant temperature to the internal environments, promotes representative wood savings and great use of heat
Water Heating: The water supplying all the faucets and showers in the house are used by single-handled, hot and cold waters. The heating takes place through a stove located in the kitchen, equipped with copper serpentine that conducts the water inside the furnace following the hot water for storage in a boiler that keeps it warm for several days. This process results in ecological showers.
Natural lighting: the house has 35 large glass windows, all panoramic. 12 of these windows are of ceiling that keeps the house illuminated, from the first to the last ray of light, being illuminated even by the full moon.
Thermal Blanket: The house was lined with a thermal blanket between the roof and the ceiling, in order to maintain the pleasant temperature, both on hot days and on cold days.
Biological control of insects: in the areas of people circulation was planted citronella to fight insects, mainly flies and mosquitoes. This plant also serves for soothing teas, against insomnia and for headaches.
Accessibility for wheelchair users: Although it is a mountain construction and does not have any flat space, wheelchair access ramps have been built in all social access areas, as well as the concern with wide aisles and doors for better mobility and comfort of all people.
Organic vegetable garden and orchard: The vegetable garden supplies the kitchen of the lodge. Vegetables, seasonings and legumes are grown without the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. In the orchard are cultivated fruit species. Irrigation occurs with water from the Extravasor (thief, Leftovers from the Water Box)
Planting of Trees: In the external areas are constantly planted trees native to the Atlantic Forest and some exotic plants that make up the landscaping.
Garbage Separation: Dry garbage is collected by municipal collection and organic garbage is destined to compost.
Composter: all the Organic Garbage produced in the Lodge is treated in a compost that produces the fertilizer used in the vegetable garden and orchard.
Change of towels and bed linen: change of towels used by guests occurs every 2 days or quanton requested. Bed linen is changed every 4 days or upon request.
Use of economical lamps: in all the illumination it is used economic or led lamps.
Use of Water Remains: Extravasor water (thief), besides serving the irrigation of the gardens, vegetable garden and orchard, supplies fountains that adorn the gardens of the lodge.