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Our Regeneration Practices

Join us on our journey as we move our focus from Sustainability to Regeneration practices. 

While a Sustainability path will always be important, Regeneration takes it a step further by actively restoring and replenishing natural resources, ecosystems, and communities.

 

Regeneration practices can help to create a more resilient and thriving future for all of us, working with nature, rather than against it,  there are many ways to incorporate these practices into our daily lives.

 

We happily pass on what we have learned over the years

Our Sustainability  & Regeneration Practices are open source. 

 Innovative, Adaptive & Responsive

  • Our Swimming Pool is "All Natural" without the use of any chemicals

  • Natural cleaning products only, are used on our property & guest rooms

  • Natural and locally produced soaps in our guest rooms

  • Natural laundry soaps to wash all linens

  • Pure Mountain water only for drinking & showering 

  • No single use water bottles are available

  • Ant moats around our building to stop ants entering the buildings and night lights over fish pond to attract seasonal flying insects

  • Energy consumption through mains power is limited to a max of 12,000 wt at anytime for our entire property including our family area (this is less  than the consumption of a normal household in developed countries)

  • We encourage guests to turn off their lights when not in use

  • Energy saving LED light bulbs are used only throughout our property

  • Water saving - Front load washing machine 

  • Natural sunlight for drying clothes and gas dryer when sunlight is limited for drying clothes & linens

  • Change of towels only when guests request or every 3rd day

  • Sky lights & glass tiles for natural light  

  • Rechargeable torches in our rooms

  • No red meat on our menu (beef production has a huge carbon & H2O footprint)

  • No baths to conserve water - Swim in our natural pool!

  • Extensive Rhapis palm (Rhapis Excelsa) plantings to work against erosion on sloping areas

  • Swales to stop soil and water loss on our property

  • We mulch the garden to protect the soil from erosion, to control weeds and minimize watering

  • Extensive drainage systems to reduce soil erosion 

  • Vegetables, spices, fruits & herbs are sourced from our Organic gardens

  • Organic fertilizers: seaweed concentrate (homemade) with local cow & chicken manure from our lovely egg laying girls

  • Over 150 edible and medicinal plants in the garden - to serve our restaurant and attract birds & butterflies

watermelon drink
salad from the garden
Natural swimming pool
veggies
Natural products
Mosquito Repellant natural

Robust Circulatory Flow

  • Only compostable straws are used in our restaurant

  • Recycled kitchen oil is used for candles at dinner time

  • Edible kitchen waste is feed to our: Egg laying Chickens ( enjoy organic eggs for breakfast) & our rescued Monkeys daily

  • Our mattresses are supplied by Nornnorn  - recycling/upcycling mattresses for a better planet

  • Sewage  & wastewater is treated through vegetated leach fields

  • *No tree* toilet paper is used throughout the property

  • Glass, plastic bottles & cardboard are recycled at the refuse depot

  • No palm oil is used in our cooking

  • We compost all organic wastes & paper (non glossy) onsite for our gardens

  • No burning rubbish policy (this is a local way to dispose of  rubbish)

  • Sponsored monthly rubbish truck - Picks up rubbish in our village &  takes it to the refuse centre (a joint project instigated by the lodge & now shared with a neighbouring hotel)

  • Flower arrangements for rooms & our restaurant are harvested from our Permaculture gardens only

  • Housing was designed following the natural lay of land

  • Local timbers  & materials harvested from our property or the surrounds (where possible) for furniture and buildings - bamboo, coffee, coconut & jackfruit timber

  • Locally made Terracotta natural floor tiles

  • Bamboo is grown on site for construction purposes

  • Local coconut oil for cooking & salad dressing

  • Organic coffee is grown on our sons garden nearby to supply our guests & staff

  • Herbs & spices come from our organic gardens to make freshly prepared spices for our meals, teas & sauces

  • Locally grown palm sugar( not coconut sugar), cacao, vanilla & coconuts

  • We  limit our imported products and focus on local suppliers

  • Seedlings grown on site in our seed area

  • We support local plantings often not seen in the local markets now

  • We plant local flowers and trees annually on our property

  • Our lovely Egg laying Chickens - provide eggs for our guests & valuable manure for our compost

  • Take away meals from our menu are  served with reusable packaging

free range egg laying chickens
Rubbish pick up
Plant book available for sale
tree planting
Drying our organic coffee
Caz in the rice field
football team
English class 2
Our lovely local dance teachers Eka & De
silat
potong gigi
Flute workshop
learn rendik

Honouring Community & Place

  • Traditional Balinese designs are featured in our buildings

  • Balinese traditional dishes are featured on our menu

  • Guest activities employ locals only - for low impact activities : Trekking, walks, mountain biking, massage & workshops

  • Only local villagers are employed as team members, who know &

         love their home

  • local villagers are trained onsite where Hotel skills are not available

  • We mentor local school graduates to gain experience in the Hotel industry, by joining our team for 3 months for onsite work experience.

  • local village men & women are trained to be trekking guides, masseuses, chefs, gardeners and other.

  • We employ a local teacher to inspire our local young girls to learn & keep traditional Balinese dance alive , with our weekly Dance Class for children aged 5 – 12 Yrs

  • We sponsor bi-weekly football training for children aged 5-12 ,also we chip in for  kids tournaments & uniforms

  • We sponsor our local children's English class (Past & Seasonally)

  • We sponsor a weekly futsal for young adults - court hire, tournaments & uniforms

  • We employ only local craftsmen to make alterations &  renovations at our lodge

 

Conservation & Wildlife

  • Continuous planting to encourage local bird & butterfly population

  • Edible landscape and Permaculture principles are applied on our property

  • Annual orangutan baby adoption for rehabilitation back into the wild in Indonesia with AOP

  • Protection of natural areas including the riparian zone

  • NO TAKE zone in the surrounding rainforest. Established in collaboration with Seacology 

  • NO catching bird zone on our property & in the surrounding community ( bird catching is now rare in 2023, as the economy improves)

  • Tree planting scheme with guest carbon offset. Guest Carbon offset is now sent to AOP for regenerating Orangutan habitat in Sumatra

  • Monkey rescue: providing safe healthy home for 2 monkeys that can't be rehabilitated back into the wild

  • Captive wildlife releases - pangolins, native spotted cat, reticulated pythons, eagles

  • Over 25 years encouraging wildlife preservation in the local community

  • Bali starling breeding project (working with Begawan foundation)

  • Regular donations to Friends of the National Parks & cage built for 10 confiscated baby Gibbons

 

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