Zero waste travel to an off-the-grid home
Zero waste travel with doggo. I packed body wash, face scrub and dog shampoo for a weekend away at @wolseleywines eco winery cabin. This dog-friendly accomodation is almost entirely off the grid, architecturally designed and has a freakin cellar door 100 feet away.
My husband and my dog are currently napping. I’m starting to wonder if their souls are connected…
I don’t blame them – this place has melted my troubles away. From the moment we arrived, I’ve felt pure contentment. I’ve lost track of time. The complimentary bottle of wine helped 🙃 but it’s the connection to the natural landscape that has had the greatest impact on my mental wellbeing. This tiny home has 4 walls that can slide away, exposing the entire space to the elements.
I believe we’ve been designing homes all wrong. A home shouldn’t protect from the elements, it should honour them.
I book holidays to get closer to the elements. In this place, I experienced deep meditation by the fire. I took in panoramic views of the lake, gum trees and vineyard. We walked barefoot and soaked our feet in the water. We got dirt and sand and dust on our clothes. We secured our belongings as the wind swept through the home.
This place has inspired me to build an affordable closed-loop home that blends into the natural environment. One day…