Barry's Place on Atauro

Barry’s Place – Eco-Lodge

We have chosen a Permaculture design method  here at the lodge, its ethics and principals are aligned with and strengthen that of eco-tourism. “Care of the earth, care of its people”.  Our aim is to create a system that is ecologically sound and economically viable. It provides for its own needs, does not exploit or pollute and is therefore sustainable in the long term. We are  “Working with, rather than against nature.”

 

We are re-vegetating with native species, minimising excavation and disturbance to ground cover.

 

Using appropriate traditional construction techniques and using locally sourced sustainable building materials such as bamboo and ai-kadiru (lontar palm/sugar palm) that is only cut seasonally and of limited supply. All local materials and trades people have been, and continue to be employed throughout the construction, with transference of skills and cultural appropriateness always at the forefront.

 

Each team of builders has two or three apprentices who are trained in the traditional building techniques.

 

Clean drinking water and a reliable distribution system have always been a problem.  We aim to model and implement water conservation methods: grey water from kitchen and bathrooms, composting toilets, small sinks, bucket showering and laundry services.

 

The lodge uses minimal energy by adopting and incorporating the following measures in the design processes: natural ventilation and breezeway, natural lighting in daylight hours, roofing is low heat absorption (grass thatch) solar panels for lighting and low wattage electrical needs (12volt fans).

 

Due to the sporadic and unreliable internet connection (as well as our lifestyle), Barry's Place on Atauro regrets to advise that we are unable to do any online bookings and ask our guests to please make bookings via phone or SMS on +670 7723 6084. Thanks for your understanding and co-operation. Warm regards, Barry and Lina Hinton

 

Contact: Barrys Place on Atauro, Dili, Timor-Leste, Phone or SMS +670 7723 6084 or +670 77441101