Bukubaki Eco Village is born out of the idea that we are all guests of the Nature. This world was loaned to us by our children and we must try to make our impact on the environment as smooth as possible.
When a man moves away from nature, his heart becomes hard.
Each experimental travel starts when we get off the beaten track, avoiding the touristic patterns and we dare to get fully involved in the local culture. Leaving “home”, both physically and mentally, and choosing to break away from what is known. We provide an authentic, powerful experience that will award you with a more conscious approach to life.
There is an old and very wise Native American saying “The Earth does not belong to man; Man belongs to the Earth”, which served as an inspiration for our vision: an eco village, that doesn’t affect the natural balance of the marvelous environment that hosts it, offering at the same time a welcoming ambience, with high quality standards.
Ecosystem to us means integration in and of the space, which is why our village coexists in harmony with the surrounding nature, valuing the natural wealth of the territory, promoting each particularity rather than destroying it. We applied the same principle within the village itself, acting directly on the guest’s conscience and at the same time providing an authentic experience to our guests.
Starting from the choice of materials and using local technologies which allow renewable sources, in accordance with EU regulation, we try to accompany not only the substantial investment of Portugal in solar, wind, geothermal and wave energy, but also to minimize waste and our ecological footprint.
Eco Tourism * Lifestyle
Eco-tourism, which is already a very widespread phenomenon, means reducing environmental footprint during construction, maintenance and management, without neglecting local culture, providing affordable prices and safe exciting holiday activities.
The challenge lies in offering a sustainable environment without sacrificing comfort, style, safety and fun. A place that promotes environmental awareness, respects local culture and encourages recycling, energy efficiency, and interrelationship between a man and the environment.
What We do:
* Sustainable Land Management (SLM), to find the best way to use the resources (energy, water, agricultural) integrating them while maintaining high quality standards
* Energy-saving technologies:
– Photovoltaic system
– Solar energy (hot water production)
– Water conservation
– Septic tank system
– Organic garden / permaculture
*Electricity is generated by photovoltaic systems for most part.
*The solar thermal system provides a portion of hot water for the restaurant, central toilets and other facilities, with eco-friendly energy-saving heating.
*The discharge system (blackwater and greywater) flows into an underground storage tank (UST)
*Separate waste collection
Synergy and Permaculture
Our eco-village is divided into areas of use: living area, agricultural area, recreation area, infrastructure and services area.
This approach comes from PERMACULTURE, a system of food production and ecological social design principles centred on utilising the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems. It is a land use and community building movement which strives for the harmonious integration of human dwellings, microclimate, annual and perennial plants, animals, soils, and water into stable, productive communities. The focus is not on these elements themselves, but rather on the relationships created among them by the way we place them in the landscape.
“Permaculture land-use ethics invite us to protect intact ecosystems where they remain and, where ecosystems have been destroyed, to help restore them. Permaculture design also suggests that we take care of earth while taking care of people.”
(Juliana Birnbaum Fox, Sustainable Revolution: Permaculture in Ecovillages, Urban Farms and Communities Worldwide)