At Tinos Ecolodge we will build a new cistern that will collect 50 m 2 of water from the roofs of the nearby stables which will be restored, the little church and a newly built 60m 2 Greenhouse. We will experiment with vapour condensation units that we will design especially for the islands and the specific climatic conditions. We will make a new reedbed filtration system, similar to the one we already have, and we will improve the existing one by adding UV filtration units so the treated water can be used for irrigation. There will be continuous monitoring of the quality of water inputs-outputs through a monitoring system that will be installed. We will expand our agricultural activities and try to produce more veggies for our customers by adding a Greenhouse and we will cultivate 0.2 ha from our plot to produce grapes, artichokes, capers and different herbs. All these irrigated through our new system of collecting and reusing the water.
The aim is to demonstrate how a small touristic unit can be self-sufficient and sustainable in using our resources efficiently and add value by expanding its activities to other products like agriculture.
Meeting with agronomists from Greece, Egypt and Germany to make a plant list for cultivation in the Ecolodge
Reconstructing the terraces in front of the old stable
Constructing the Greenhouse
Constructing a chicken coop
Drainage pipes around the old stable to collect extra water
Test site for different net types that catch the humidity and collect water
Waterproof and drainage technique to collect the rain water from the roof
A meteorological station has been installed
Stone masons are building the terraces around the greenhouse
The roof of the old stable is waterproofed and a drainage system to collect rainwater is in place
3 different waterproof membranes are installed!
A wooden frame is constructed to create a curve for the roof of the old stable