Inspired by American architect Michael E Reynolds concept and design of sustainable living there are 6 human needs which can be resolved through eco friendly concept accommodation. Our farmhouse near kolkata is an ideal for solitude seekers and nature lovers and makes a great weekend destination near Kolkata.
The 6 needs are as listed below,
1. Shelter- Building with natural and recyclable materials. At our village resort near Kolkata our resort is mostly build with items which are made from clay, wood, silicone, bamboo, etc.
2. Food- In home food production capacity. Our resort is covering a land area of over 7 acres of which 90 percent is garden and waterbody where we grow organic vegetables and fishes as well as poultry on our farm land, which we use to prepare fresh food for our guests. Our food even is served in earthenware utensils and banana leave plates. Water is served in clay glasses or glass bottles at our farmhouse near Kolkata.
3. Energy- Solar or Wind energy is the eco friendly solution. However our resort is connected to government electricity grid which can be called eco-friendly option, I guess. We are also working on building a fully functional solar powered self sustainable option. The concept of tires as building material and natural cross ventilation is important here as the hollow tires provides insulation from summer heat as well as winter chill. We don't have air conditioning in any of the rooms. As per our guest reviews there is a difference of 8 to 9 degree inside the room from what it is outside.
4. Clean Drinking Water- Drinking water at our village resort near Kolkata is sourced from 200 mtrs deep underground water. The water is sweet in taste and is free of impurities like arsenic or germs as it has been tested and certified at our farmhouse near Kolkata.
5. Garbage management- Garbage whatever is generated is biodegradable and used as manure. Single use plastic bags, water bottles are strict no no at our resort.
6. Sewage treatment- Self-contained sewage treatment and water recycling are also an ideal requirements and working for the same. Presently though we rely on modern facilties at our resort.