An Ecologically Conscious Approach
At Arboura Eco Cabinas & Surf, we take the "Eco" part of our name very seriously. In our every activity as a business we are conscious of our impact on our environment and the community. In our effort to be truly sustainable, we've gone well beyond compact fluorescent lightbulbs and recycling programs. Below is a list of the measures we've undertaken to be leaner greener and more efficient.
Leave No Trace:
Built with the "leave no trace" philosophy in mind the entire Arboura property has been designed to reduce its footprint on the earth. We have not used any poured concrete in the construction of the structures on the property. This both preserves the original character of the land and avoids the use of resource intensive and highly polluting cement. Even our swimming pool was built without the use of poured concrete.
Grey Water Gardening:
Arboura is first and foremost a place of growth and regeneration. The property's gardens are our primary focus as they provide us with shade, food and visits from local beasties like lizards, hummingbirds and monkeys. Most of our plants and trees are drought resistant, however like most of us, they all appreciate a good drink now and again. That's why we've installed irrigation systems that are fed directly by lightly used grey water from showers, sinks and washing machines.
Our property has been built using mostly local certified plantation wood which is an ecologically responsible and renewable material. We've also used galvanized steel to make up the bulk of our structures as it is pest proof and long lasting and requires no harsh chemicals to preserve it. The Arboura Eco Cabinas property has 2 surface wells which provide all of our shower, sink, toilet and supplementary irrigation water.