What truly sets this project is part is its ‘sustainable by design’ philosphy. Among the consequences of this philosophy:
A well planned, properly engineered small hydropower plant is one of the most environmentally friendly ways to generate electrical power. Our German-designed power plant has over 10.000 installations and requires minimal maintenance. Needless to say the choice of where to start our project was based on the availability of water year-round to drive our hydropower plant. As the property is already a source of water for a nearby community, we already have an existing water chamber and penstock, practically eliminating an environmental impact as only a generator house has to be built.
Huge lots – small building sites
While it may not maximize our return on investment, we are proud of creating a signature eco-project in a country where the is little tradition in this field and most development seek to squeeze the most out of every m2. We know we will be successful because we’ll create a large group of happy buyers and guests who will appreciate our strict adherance to substainable design standards, creating a true private nature retreats for them that blend perfectly with the environment AND helps us to protect even more land from deforestation.
Green building & Green management
Our lodge, the homes and all other building will be build in the ‘greenest’ way possible, applying the guidelines from this manual on sustainable hotel design by Conservation International. We also own their excellent manual on Environmental management for hotels.
Local staff – community involvement
Instead of ‘Cancun-style’ tourism, we are guided by the principles of responsible tourism as defined by the United Nations. During the development we’ll hire local labor and when our lodge becomes operational, we plan to train people from the local community as well.