North Cyprus bungalow accommodation
How North Cyprus bungalow accommodation makes a difference
I'm living in a village and I like nature with all of its assets both flora and fauna. In the year of 2010 we raised a fund together with other members of our Karpaz Eco Tourism Association and we provided food for the wild donkeys living in the natural park. In cyprus, the weather is very hot in summer times and there is a water shortage for wild life. I personally put a few cup of water in my garden everytime for birds to drink. In the past, when I was working in the municipality as a contract based project coordinator, I published an article about the importance of sand lillies in the region, and this brought an awareness and later that area announced as a protected area by the local government. I promise I'll do my best for our nature and I'll keep trying to increase awareness about our natural assets.
Cyprus island is situated in the Mediterranean sea and we have more than 300 sunny days here. We have sun but people don't benefit it as much as they can. We set up solar energy system at Sinya last year and now producing electric from sunlight. We preferred on-grid system where no batteries needed, because batteries should be replaced in some years and this leads pollution. Anyway we produced more than 50% of our electric consumption from sunlight in 2011 and next year this percentage will be increased.
We also have water heater system from sunlight at Sinya. We needn't to use electric to heat water during sunny days. On the other hand we used electric efficient lightning devices in all bungalows and in the restaurant. Furthermore our air conditions are inverter models and they consume less energy compared to others.
We have used stone as a main construction material at Sinya, we have some plannings about waste management, and we are preferring local products in the menus.
I promise I'll run this place as a nature friendly business.
We know our region and our people. They are friendly to tourists. Sinya is also a member of Karpaz Eco Tourism Association. The members are from different villages in the Karpaz Peninsula, and the peninsula is the most rural part of the island. If a tourist ask me where to stay or where to eat in the peninsula, I am offering them our members with detailed information. Some are good at local dishes, some are good at local handicrafts, some produce their own cheese, some make their own bread, some provide donkey riding, some provide organic products etc. All of them using local products, and usually buy direct from villagers, and this makes a good revenue distribution in those villages.
We are living in a village and the villagers are surviving their ordinary lives. Some are farmers, some are sheepherds, some housewives make handicrafts and souvenirs etc. If our guests want to buy some local souvenirs or if they want to see how these products are done by ladies, we contact with the local women club and send our guests there. There are wide selection of hand made products to buy. Last summer we also organized village bazaar at Sinya and invited housewives, and they came here and sold their products. If our guests want to live a day as a villager and want to do village works, we can speak with our neighbours and they can join them while working in the garden or fields. Our guests may pick carobs, olives, vegetables etc depending on season. These activities bring tourists and local people together, and make them happier. Tourists also enjoy being out of packaged touristic routes.
North Cyprus bungalow accommodation