The team at Woolshed have worked closely with our solar installation company to install a huge 30.1KW Solar Power system which should provide us with around 108% of our energy consumption... That's right, we are energy self sufficient, a very satisfying feeling on so many levels!
Meaning, our reduction in commercial energy use per year is the equivalent of planting 1059 trees, avoid burning approx 19990kg (22 Ton) of coal or using the equivalent of 17,589 Lit of fuel. What a difference a small business can make...
We harvest rain water from our main Woolshed building into two 25,000 lit water tanks. We use this water all round the property from watering the gardens, lawns and edible herb and vege garden through to cleaning and maintenance.
We source as much recycled material when renovating or extending the Woolshed. Old roofing corrugated iron for walls, reclaimed hardwood timber for frames and trims, upcycled doors etc... If it's still good quality and we can re-use it, we will!
Help us reduce our plastic waste by not purchasing single use plastic's
+ avoid food packaged in unnecessary plastic wrapping
+purchase a stainless steel or recyclable water bottle, straw and cutlery while travelling
+use reusable shopping bags
+Rigid plastic's can be recycled in our kitchen area, just remember to take the lids off and make sure they're empty and dry before you place them in our recycling bin.
When preparing food in our Woolshed kitchen or outside BBQ area just add your food scraps to our 'Compost Bucket' located in the kitchen. Every morning we add this to one of our 4 compost bins around the property where it gets mixed with a variety of other organic matter. Mix it up, break it down and we're left with the most amazing black compost that we feed to all our gardens and plants around the property, including the edible garden.
No commercial, high environmental impact, toxic laundry product services are used by the Woolshed.
We wash our own, in environmentally friendly but effective laundry products and then hang it on the line! The old fashioned way...
We won't cut corners when it comes to comfort, quality and hygiene when it comes to our rooms and facilities. But we will always look at environmentally friendly alternatives for products we use at the Woolshed. We use citrus based biodegradable cleaning products and environmentally friendly, low impact laundry products. We have done a stack of research into the best products with the lowest environmental impact without compromising our high standards for cleanliness and hygiene.
All bathrooms and facilities are equipped with pump action soap dispensers so we can buy in bulk, reduce packaging and be as efficient in our use of soap as possible.
All bathroom, toilet and kitchen facilities are equipped with paper hand towels and/or toilet paper which are produced from sustainable forests located in Australia.
With over 100 trees and shrubs we are absorbing C02 and producing O2, our garden is home to Green tree frogs, Possums, variety of native bird life, insects and relaxed oxygenated guests!
Woolshed features split flush systems on toilets and water saving heads on showers.