We believe that a luxury villa holiday doesn’t need to cost the earth. When enjoying time in your beautiful Ibiza villa holiday this summer please also spare a thought for the precious paradise around you. At Mi Casa Tu Casa we strongly believe that a ‘luxury villa holiday’ and ‘environmentally responsible’ are perfectly compatible.
We’re not claiming to be eco warriors nor are we claiming to run eco retreats, but as an island based villa manager we feel responsible and have started various villa sustainability initiatives. We also know that if we lead by example we can encourage the whole Ibiza villa tourism sector to take steps to reduce it’s environmental impact so that generations to come can enjoy the island as we all do today.
We have removed all single use plastic bottles from the villas. The complimentary guest shower gels and shampoo are now in refillable dispensers. We have installed osmosis filters in the villas so that the villa guests don’t need to buy bottled water anymore. We are also adding water carbonaters (e.g. Sodastream) so plastic bottles of ‘agua con gas’ also become a thing of the past. Each villa comes equipped with reusable shopping for guest use. We’re proud to be a plastic free collaborator and to have the Plastic Free logo on our website. See the Plastic Free Website for more information on Ibiza’s fight against plastic.
Ibiza is bursting with locally grown succulent fruit and vegetables, many grown fully organically on tiny plots . Miss the flavours of the island at your peril; they are delicious. KM zero produce has many benefits. Here is our list of where to buy your local organic products when ‘on-island’. If you want more information about how you can support local produce while on holiday here, check out the project Ibiza Produce: connecting farmers, chefs, island’s producers and the community caring about a more sustainable food system.
Ibiza suffer of a shortage of water, especially in the summer months. There have been several years of well below average rainfall at a time when consumption has increased dramatically. We are looking at water saving measures at the villas with the villa owners, from grey water recycling, to rain water storage , to reduced use. As a guest you can help the island by being conscious of the issue and in your use of water. Please see the Ibiza Preservation Foundation’s website to understand the issue in more detail.
LEADING THE DEBATE
Tom Hoddell, one of the Mi Casa Tu Casa founding partners, was one of the speakers at Villa sustainability session at the AVAT conference in October 2019. Mi Casa Tu Casa is proud to work with Ibiza Preservation Foundation, a non profit environmental organisation focused on preserving the natural beauty of the island through their various projects. Ibiza Preservation chaired the debate at the conference.
Want to know how you can contribute to respect the island? Check out our previous blog “ Five Easy Way To Help the Environment While Traveling To Ibiza„