We wanted to draw attention to the carbon-impact of holidaying overseas and encourage people to make staycations in the countryside their preferred way to take a break.
By creating a space that is luxurious and comfortable, but also carbon-neutral, we believe we have achieved this.
An estimated 11% of global greenhouse gas emissions are due to tourism, and that’s predicted to double by 2050.
Three-quarters of this impact can be blamed on flights but using hotels and holidaying in cities is also problematic. As a glamping holiday provider, we wanted to address this.
The physical and mental health benefits of holidays are well recognised. But we have to balance that with how we are impacting on the planet.
Using eco-tech, repurposed materials and sustainably designed furnishings, we built The Vacationist Eco Cabin to show that you can balance luxury, comfort and style without having to compromise on green credentials.
This page explores how we created a sustainable eco-cabin, explains more about the suppliers we worked with and keeps you up to date with our eco-intiatives.
The Vacationist gave us the perfect opportunity to build something that could illustrate how off-grid energy and minimal CO2 emissions could work hand in hand with style and comfort.
So how did we go about it?