We are an eco-hostel and we try to get all our guests to be as eco-friendly as possible.
It can be small things like encouraging them to buy water from refillable bottles, use the compost for leftover food, and so on
We are also sustainable in the larger scale of using sustainable and local material for construction, sustainable water management practices etc.
Altered Host Member
After going on a world trip 14 months with his wife in 2012, Nout fell in love with travelling. The moment they started a family they chased their dream to run a hostel and live in a different country than the one where they grew up in. Mudhouse is that dream come true.
We have 2 private cabańas for 2 people, 1 private cabaña for a family of 4, a shared dorm for 8 people, a shared dorm for 4 people also possible to rent out with a family, a private double room, and a private bungalow with own entrance and kitchen
We practice a water recyling system. Gray water passes through a meander-type tank system containing three sludge handling compartments. With the addition of healthy bacteria to the compartments, the gray water is converted into a non-harmful white water for the environment
All gray water is passed through systems of portable and non-portable grease traps
The organic matter is collected (fruit and vegetable peelings from the kitchen, leaves and plant material from lawn clippings) and transformed into compost, which serves as fertilizer for our gardens
The natural ecosystem determines the actions taken by the Mudhouse Hostel. The hostel will always integrate their activity based on what is best for the environment, local and social, and not vice versa
Metals, plastics and glass are separated from the rest of the trash to be recycled or reused. Separation containers and information are provided and guests are encouraged to participate in the hostel’s recycling program
Too much light at night disturbs the natural rhythm of plant and animal life. Therefore, we use low-intensity, warm-light bulbs with eye-pleasing tones and the majority of the outdoor lights on the property are turned off at 10 pm. Additionally, guests are encouraged to turn off fans and lights when they exit their cabañas
Water at The Mudhouse Hostel is not heated nor chemically treated. By doing so, the use of chemicals are lessened and the use of electricity is reduced. Signs are placed in the bathrooms as reminders to use water in a non-wasteful manner. For drinking, guests are offered purified drinking water from reusable containers, from which they can refill their own water bottles
Heavy-duty reusable shopping bags are available for guests to borrow. For all other plastic bags, a container is provided and guests are encouraged to recycle clean, undamaged bags which the hostel will later reuse for trash collection.