Kaikoura is a world leader in being green and clean.
We try to keep the farm as organic as possible.
We clean the whole site every day of animal dung, this enables us to keep the animals healthy without the need for chemical use to keep down parasite burdens in the animals.
The animal dung is used by local vegetable growers and ourselves to fertilise the land.
We fully support Kaikoura’s 100% recycling initiative, and recycle everything that can be recycled. We ask accommodation guests to help us recycle their waste.
Any tree cuttings are either composted or used in our wood burner to heat the house.
We source our wood and building materials from the local recycling centre. All of our animal shelters are made from scrap and recycled materials.
Sheep and llama wool is used to insulate the house, & other buildings.
We only use organic pesticides and weed killers.
We grow our own vegetables and raise our own meat.
We wash all our (and the accommodation) clothes, sheets and towels in an eco-friendly ‘sensitive’ detergent, which is super-concentrated, has minimal packaging, contains no: phosphates, enzymes, fragrance or dyes; is kinder to the environment, kind to our septic tank system; and has been dermatologically tested.
All buildings have ‘grey water’ systems, collecting rainwater from roofs