Responsible tourism: Double decker bus accommodation in Sussex, England
The bus is eco friendly with a bio toilet and low voltage lighting. We respect the wildlife and encourage our guests to take an interest in the environment around the bus.
All waste is recycled where possible and water is not wasted. All the power on the bus is low energy and guests are encouraged to only use power when needed. The heating is powered by a log burner that uses wood from fallen trees from our own woodland, the waste from our bio toilets gets put back into the land. We have a lot of wild animals on the site and these are encouraged, a pond full of fish and ducks also. We hope in the future to have the bus totally powered by solar, this will mean that the bus only needs mains water to run. The waste water is let out into a soak away and disperses into the land naturally.
We offer local produce in our hampers and promote local business. East Sussex is a fertile stomping ground for literary types; The Bloomsbury Set’s rural retreat, Charleston is a 10 minute drive, and its writers’ festival in May is not to be missed. Picasso and Man Ray used to spend their holidays with Lee Miller and Roland Penrose at Farley Farmhouse, a gorgeous 15 minute walk away through country lanes to Chiddingly.
Their local, the Six Bells, keeps up the tradition, luring all sorts of music, poetry and arts lovers to its various festivals. Visit The Six Bells to check out what’s on. Brighton, with all its various charms, is 25 minutes’ drive down the road, or leave your car at Glynde and take the train. Lewes has more trains per hour, and is more fun than sleepy Glynde. Make sure you get to the Farmers’ Market on the first Saturday morning of every month. All the information left on the bus for out guests all promote local businesses. As a local business myself I think this is very important for out small village businesses to survive.
The big green bus has been sited with the utmost thought to the environment and landscape to enhance the original environment and setting. The big green bus is parked at the top of a large field next to a lovely pond with ducks and fish, the decking area in front of the bus is partly covered and has seating, it extends out to the pond. There is a summer house at the bottom end of the pond with decking on stilts, this can be used by guests and is reached by a little path that goes around the pond.
To the right of the bus is a small woodland that can be explored, there are extra bio toilets here too. Everything on site is designed and built to be sympathetic to the environment, with the main idea of the big green bus to melt into the natural environment in order to give our guests the best possible holiday experience.