Waste water from the washing machines enters on one side and comes out filtered on the other side, ready to be used to water the garden. The watering can also be automatized and connected directly to the Biogarden water outlet. The treatment tank is one meter deep (in the case of the eco-hotel Arbol de Fuego) and is composed of different layers of volcanic rocks and specific plants (See illustration below). In the video, Carolina mentions a type of grass that needs 3 times less water to grow than common grass. She explained to me later that these grasses are: Mani forrajero (arachis pintoi) and dichondra. Watch the video below (subtitles are available in English, it can be activated on Youtube by clicking the menu on the bottom right of the screen).
Find more information in the video above, click on the bottom-right icon to activate the subtitles.
|Name||Type of facility||Environment||Country||Swap?|
|Rancho Margot||Activities, Community based tourism, Hotels & guest houses, Restaurants & Co||rural, montagne||Costa Rica||Yes|
|Rio Muchacho Ferme Biologique & Ecolodge||Activities, Campings, Hostels, Hotels & guest houses, Restaurants & Co||rural, zone-chaude||Ecuador||Yes|
|Arbol de Fuego Eco-Hotel||Hotels & guest houses||urbain, zone-chaude||El Salvador||Yes|
NGO ACEPESA in Costa Rica
|Go wee in the shower, a flush saved !||Travellers Awareness, Water Management|
|Stool with a horse saddle||Construction and Lay out, Waste Management|
|Eco-democratic dishwashing system||Water Management|
|Outdoor games for children using tires||Construction and Lay out, Waste Management|
|Trombe wall for passive solar heating||Construction and Lay out, Energy|