We chose to build with local materials using the village workforce. We favored straw, wood, lime and all the ecological materials available.
We have installed the first bio-digesters in the region in order to treat wastewater from the house and built an ecological swimming pool.
There is no standard or help to build an ecolodge in Brazil, so we have done our utmost to develop and research locally available techniques.
Starting from a ground made up only of sand and therefore extremely arid, we planted and enriched the soil in order to create fertile areas where many wild animals can now breed. Our goal is to plant as regularly as possible to create a tropical forest.
A vegetable garden as well as numerous fruit trees are already taking their place in the garden where we have multiplied the varieties of plants in order to offer a diversity of flora and fauna in the field.
The Home Made
In order to go even further in our approach, we have chosen to do everything we can here in the search for decay and ecology. Our bread and jams are homemade. We make maximum use of garden produce, although it is still very difficult to produce. We manufacture our soaps, shampoos, laundry in an ecological way.
We have our clothes made in the village, as well as some of the household linen. We repair rather than change.
We use local resources.
There are very few ecolodges in Brazil, however some travel guides exist to find them for you! The Ethik Hotels site is one of them. Anne and Clément tell you about their responsible trips and the pearls they found there.