Ecological cottages in Aveyron : a voluntary approach

Convinced that the ecological issues we face must be resolved by concrete and daily actions , everyone's responsibility, in addition to the major policies that must necessarily be conducted on a national and planetary scale, we wanted to take advantage of the renovation of an old farmhouse in Grand-Vabre near Conques to create ecological gites in Aveyron and make it a model of respect for the environment and the health of tenants.

This approach, initiated in 2007, made it possible to put into service our first ecological cottage for 8 to 10 people, Les 3 Tilleuls, in July 2008, and the second ecological cottage, for 4 to 5 people, Le Saule Pleureur, in March 2011 .

Consideration of various environmental issues

This is how we have paid particular attention to energy managemen t with the use of renewable energies (solar panels, wood pellet boiler) and energy saving s (domestic appliances and energy-saving light bulbs) , water management (flow limiters, recovery of rainwater for toilet flushing and outdoor watering), the use of ecological materials in our 2 ecological cottages in Aveyron (wool hemp, wood wool, cellulose wadding, local or certified wood, lime, natural and eco-certified paints, etc.).

An educational and exemplary approach

It is also a question of showing you, during your holidays, that it is possible to live in our ecological gites in Aveyron near Conques with a level of comfort equivalent to that encountered in traditional gites.

We are also available to explain to you, if you wish, the various environmental techniques used in our gites, the relative costs and the operating savings that can be expected. You are also offered to sort your waste (glass, recyclables, compost) and to use ecological household products (provided during your stay).

Bio-climatism and energy

Eco-friendly materials

Responsible water and waste management