Responsible travel: Villa accommodation in Cyprus, sleeps 6
Acorn Villa is fitted with Solar water heating, we also use low energy bulbs in all light fittings and have light saving devices fitted to all outside lights.
Gray water is recycled to the front garden of the property .
Water preservation is all important everywhere but more so here.
We chose not to have a swimming pool , we consider it a criminal waste of precious water and unnecessary as there are so many unspoilt beaches on the island.
It is our policy to make every attempt to recycle water.
Ceiling Fans and portable fans are used in the property not A/C to reduce energy waste.
Recycle all houshold waste and encourage guests to also recycle at the local recycle bins .
Cleaning products - We use exclusively eco cleaning products , We use eco powder for the laundry and liquid for washing . provide eco wash powder for guests to use also.
Areas of the garden are cultivated to encourage natural animal habitat. which encourages many chameleons / lizards / hedgehogs / and birds and insects.
The wildlife of the Troodos mountains is a great passion of mine and and encourage the preservation of them all ,
In Cyprus they do still allow hunting in the winter months but Lania has been mainly reserved as a hunting free zone and hopefully this will continue through most areas eventually.
All plants and trees are home cultivated from seeds or cuttings.
All plant waste and tree cuttings are shredded for garden mulch.
Tourism has opened up the village and broadened the horizons of the occupants and had a positive impact on the local economy.
There is a lot of local produce for sale in and around the village.
There are some lovely coffee shops and restaurants in and around the village with local produce.
We recommend the tavernas and all cafes in the area.
Sustainable tourism is a practice that must run deep in the values of the local people. Whenever new accommodation is built and man-made changes are made to the landscape, eco-friendly and environmental measures must be followed. A constant respect for nature is needed to ensure that today's crea-tures and eco-systems are still around in the distant future.
Sustainable tourism also plays a major role in a region's local economy. The growth of an area leads to more jobs and helps raise the quality of living in a region.
The local people also take advantage of visitors eating at their restaurants, shopping at their markets and staying at their hotels. It is essential that proper investment in tourism growth has the people's best interests in mind.
Agrotourism is encouraging the development of the village economy .
It also encourages the people to develop the nature trails and work on the land; it gives them a greater pride in the countryside round the village while at the same time giving them ideas on how they can demonstrate their skills. As well as giving them the ability to mix with people from many walks of life and from all over the world.