Our cottage is built in a typical local style to fit in with the surroundings. Being only one storey high and surrounded by gardens it has minimal environmental impact. Water is heated by solar panels. We recycle as much waste as possible, and encourage our guests to do the same. All organic waste is composted and used in our beautiful gardens and orchard. No pesticides or artificial fertilizers are used in our garden, and we use environmentally-friendly products for laundry and cleaning.
In addition to minimising any negative impact, we aim to create a positive impact on the environment by introducing visitors to the great variety of flora and fauna found here, much of it rare and endangered. To this end we provide illustrated notes about the natural heritage of the area, including information about Turkish environmental organisations. If you would like to offer your support to any of these organisations, we provide contact details. Our aim is to raise the consciousness of both visitors and local people about local conservation issues.
Many types of wildlife can be spotted in and around our garden, including tortoises, chameleons, storks, swallows, and many more bird species.
We offer low-impact outdoor activities and are fully committed to running our activities in a way that reduces the impact on our environment.
We are a locally-based and locally-owned tour operator, fully committed to running our activities in a way that contributes as much as possible to the local community.
All the services that we use, such as transport and restaurants, are locally owned and operated, and as much as possible we buy supplies for our trips from village markets and shops.
We support the local community in their efforts to preserve their environment, for example the campaign of villagers in the Yuvarlak River area to protect their river against a proposed dam construction project.
Our cottage is located in the heart of a traditional village, giving guests the chance for direct contact with locat people and their culture.. We work to promote good relationships between visitors and the people who live in our area by promoting interaction with the local community, for example by faciliating conversations with villagers and by encouraging visitors to buy from local shops and markests.