ECOFRIENDLY TOURIST DESTINATION
Tinos Eco Lodge is about providing an eco-friendly tourist destination on the island of Tinos, using the natural resources of the island in a sustainable way and creating an autonomous, state of the Art, off-grid system. We run completely on solar energy, we use local stone for building, we collect rainwater and we treat the waste water for irrigation, we grow most of our vegetables here, we minimize and recycle our waste and we promote and take part in activities connected to the natural environment. Our guests will know that by staying here they leave a minimal footprint, while at the same time gain first hand experience of the solutions provided for minimizing our impact.
With two private terraces, a large garden in front and a magnificent view of the sea, the big stone house is 65sqm with another 150 sqm outside space. It has two separate bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two single beds. The kitchen has a bed size sofa which provides enough space for another person to sleep on comfortably. The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas oven, fridge and all necessary utensils to cook and prepare meals. There is one bathroom with shower, as well as some basic essentials such as natural soaps. The kitchen opens onto a big terrace in the front of the house with a garden area, sofas and a dining table. A bit higher up a chill out terrace with hammock and sez longs can be accessed also from the bedroom. There is a private parking space outside the yard of the house.
The small stone house has two private terraces, and has direct access to a garden with trees and a sitting area under a mulberry tree. It has an inside area of 45sqm and an outside more than 150sqm. It has a private parking space right outside the yard entrance. It has one bedroom with a double bed and a kitchen bed size sofa which is big enough for another person to sleep on or to provide space for two kids. The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas oven, fridge and all the necessary utensils to cook and prepare food. There is one bathroom with shower, as well as some basic essentials such as natural soaps. The kitchen opens onto a terrace with garden sofas and dining table. The front terrace of the house looking east gives great views of the Aegean sea and the sunrise right through the bedroom window!
The Keli is a project very dear to us, it is the transformation of a more than 150 year old agricultural building into a suggestion of modest living. It is situated at the upper corner of our plot and features a very detached private setting. Sitting at the terrace you can enjoy the island landscape, the view to the sea and the peace and quiet of nature. The house atmosphere is warm; it is designed to be comfortable, light and sunny, and has a fully equipped kitchen with oven to cook a proper meal.The keli has its own system of rainwater collection, filtration of waste water through a reedbed system and reuse of water for irrigation, closing the loop of the water cycle. It has a state of the art dry compost toilet minimizing even more water consumption. It is a fully eco choice and an alternative experience worth to live.
Staying at Tinos Eco Lodge will be a truly memorable and most certainly a very relaxing experience. From your terrace, which is facing east you have a perfect view of the sunrise as well as a spectacular view of the nearby islands Μykonos and Ikaria. There are two beautiful beaches only 1,5 km away, Santa Margarita and Lychnaftia, that you can easily walk to in about 30 min.
In order to supply a household with the basic infrastructural needs, we tend to use centralized networks for power, water, waste and sewage. This centralized approach is more suitable in more densely populated areas that are characterized by a short distance from input to output or output to input.
The Ecolodge project plot is far from these kind of supply networks. That’s why off-grid solutions became very attractive, on the one hand because we believe that under circumstances like these they can do a better, cleaner, cheaper and more sustainable job and on the other hand because the location made it an obvious choice.
All these different elements come together to create a highly sustainable infrastructure for modern living.
We implemented: power supply; rain water collection; rain water storage; rain water to fresh water; waste water treatment; composting human manure; use of treated waste water for non-edible plants and trees; natural light design and solar thermal design.
Photovoltaic system and wind generator. The combination of the two different power sources is ideal because of the varying strength of wind and solar radiation throughout the year. Read More
At the Lodges, using the terraces and roofs as well as a big cistern, we can collect and store enough rainwater to supply the needs for 6-8 people through the 4 completely dry summer months. Read More
Reed-bed system for sewage treatment
The reed-bed system is very effective in coping with usage fluctuation. The purification power is so high it is one of the few systems that allows you to reuse the treated water and it can be designed to be a beautiful part of the garden. Read More
The Organic Garden
The vegetation on the plot is mainly wild and very close to one of the few, if not the only old oak forest of the island. So apart from oaks there are also some mulberry, olive and plane trees which provide shade in the hot season. In our vegetable garden we aim to find and use local seeds and cultivate trees and vegetables that suit the dry and windy environment of the island, using permaculture methods to grow our plants. Apart from the garden we have installed a small Greenhouse for growing vegetables, a vineyard with local grapes and planted artichokes from local varieties! We also planted an extended herb variety of local herbs and plants such as thyme, oregano, lavender, sage and caper. Our goal is to have a variety of organically grown vegetables and fruits all year round that guests can enjoy picking and eating. We have also started a veggie box scheme that goes around the houses every week and provide a few very good restaurants too during the high season. Also we produce our own olives, herbs, capers, jams and of course raki!
Plants and Seeds
trees & bushes
20 May to 3 June 2023. We are excited to announce the eighth 14day PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE (PDC) that will be hosted in Tinos Eco-lodge welcoming for the forth time Peter Cow from England with guest teachers from Greece. Course fee 600euro/camping 800euro/houses until the 31st of January(early bird price). read more
We are happy to inform you that from this winter we started a veggie box delivery scheme in Tinos with a variety of delicious winter crops from our garden and greenhouse. Broccolis, Cauliflowers, Lettuces, Asian mustard greens, Swiss chard, Baby leaves and Micro greens are some of our products that go in the box! The delivery is done until Tinos town at a central point once a week. We have the option of a small box and a big box of veggies with every week’s variety that you can choose from. For your order and to be a part of the Veggie box scheme please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org read more
Tinos Ecolodge greenhouse is quite different than the usual ones. Its a 60sq.m building out of poly-carbonate. It has windows opening from the top and from the side and two of its 4 walls are made out of stone….
A week of yoga, meditation, breath work, healing and joy. It’s going to be a beautiful and powerful week. Make it a part of your 2020 self care. read more
An article of the PDC 2019 seen from the eyes of Michelle, a participant and now a volunteer at the Ecolodge. read more