La casa dell'ecoturista

Strada vicinale le rene, 1 - 73020 San Cassiano - Province of Lecce - Italy

Abitare i Paduli experiments with responsible and sustainable tourism practices in the bottom-up construction process of the Paduli Multifunctional Agricultural Park.

Welcome to the Ecotourist House!
Here it is possible to live an original experience at the center of local life, with respect for the host community and the local resources. In the Public Olive Grove, a small field in the open countryside of the "Paduli", the house is an old agricultural shelter recovered with bio-architecture principles. The care taken in the restoration made it a small ecological and self-sufficient home, which respects nature and uses alternative energy.

The Public Olive Grove is a small field in the open countryside of the Paduli, 2.5 km away from the town of San Cassiano.

It is a space of public use in which the social promotion association "Abitare i Paduli" practices responsible and sustainable tourism, in a broad bottom-up construction process of the Paduli Multifunctional Agricultural Park.

Over the years, the olive grove has been enriched by the energy of the men and women who have taken care of it with social agriculture actions: with plantings, events, educational workshops and above all the construction of Land Art works that have transformed the external space in an "open-air museum" that can be visited freely.

The olive grove goes from a place of production to an oasis of contemplation thanks to the "artist's nests", biodegradable shelters created from what would normally be considered agricultural waste material: pruning branches, dry stones and reeds from cleaning the canals.

The Ecotourist house was born from the eco-sustainable recovery of an ancient agricultural shelter. It is powered by an "island" energy system with electricity storage, a water tank and phyto-purification of waste water. Without this compromising the comfort of our guests, we ask you to pay attention to the use of water and electricity, and to the separate collection of waste.

The olive grove is about 2.5 km away from the town of San Cassiano. The last stretch of road is a country track, so it could be inconvenient to move around with a large car.

Here guests experience the association's activities firsthand. The house is for exclusive use by guests, while in the surrounding public area it is possible that small cultural events, excursions, or that some visitors decide to take a walk.

Other things to keep in mind:
The house is equipped with crockery and linen, a set of biodegradable soaps (there is a phytopurification system in the house), a hairdryer, a fan and a small fridge. There are also two small portable tables and deck chairs to use outside. In the outdoor space, among the trees and the "artist's nests", there is also a large table with a pergola available to guests or passers-by.

STRUCTURE IDENTIFICATION CODE (CIS): LE 2906

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    Ecosustainability

    • Bicycle rental service
    • Promoting "eco" activities
    • 100% renewable energy
    • Organic or Local Food
    • Car-free accessibility
    • Ecological cleaning products
    • More than 80% waste recycling
    • Energy saving lights
    • Green building
    • Solar thermal panels for hot water
    • Water flow reducers
    • Recovery & reuse of rainwater
    • Recycled paper
    • Towel change on request
    • Appliances in energy class A
    • Water-saving toilets

    Service

    • Kitchenette
    • Electric Vehicles Charging
    • Private bathroom
    • Internet
    • Breakfast included
    • Organic garden
    • Bicycles
    • Ecotourism itineraries
    • Wellness center
    • Accessibility
    • Small pets allowed
    • Pets allowed
    • Barbecue
    • Highchair
    • Parking
    • Own entrance
    • Covid-19 Safety measures

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