In addition to doing what we can for our beautiful nature, we also try in everyday life to focus on the environment and make initiatives that can help minimize our impact on the environment.
Here in 2022, we have chosen to set up no less than six charging stations, so that guests who come here in electric cars (either purely electric or plug-in hybrid cars) have the option to charge their car while staying with us or attending a party. See more
Shortly after we moved here, we chose to replace the old boiler with a REKA stoker boiler. Here we fire with grain from our own production and supplement with wood pellets.
The many small initiatives such as using LED bulbs, sensor-controlled lights in bathrooms, toilets and corridors, Nordic Ecolabelled cleaning products to the extent possible, we naturally have a constant focus on. We also use linen from Vraa Dampvaskeri, which is ISO 14001 and EMAS certified.
When it comes to waste sorting, we have some challenges, but we are working to find better solutions that are easily accessible and understandable to our many guests.
The small actions also means something for our globe.
To preserve the history and the local culture, we have chosen to use old furniture and other old things either from the place or from the local area as interior, where it could make sense. Among other things, we were so lucky in relation to Vesterhede Church's 100th anniversary in 2010 to have the opportunity to acquire one of the long church pews of 4m. It now stands and decorates and is made useful at the same time in our entrance, and I am each day reminded of my childhood, where we very often visited the church on Sundays and subsequently had Sunday coffee at my grandparents'.
On the old hayloft, where we now have a TV room and various games, we have placed the old chopping machine that my grandparents bought around 1925. It was used to make chopping (feed) of oat for the horses so they could be ready for the hard work in the field. Despite the many years and the many hours of use, we can still see the fine hand-painted decorations on the machine.
It is important for us to help tell the story of a bygone era, and we do this, among other things, by using old stuff as decoration here in LOasen. For example, we use one of my grandmother's old jam jars as a pen holder on the old grocery counter in the entrance. Everything else is just more fun with a more than 100 year old jar than some fancy plastic pencil holder. We also like to tell this story to our guests.
In order for it to feel homely and cozy for our guests, we usually put flowers on the tables and in the apartments. As far as possible, I have picked the flowers in my own garden and gathered decoration material almost right outside the door. I love going to thrift stores on the "hunt" for vases, dishes or bowls that I can use for bouquets and decorations. It means a lot to me that, in this way, we can do something good both for the environment and the organization that runs the thrift store. The fact that I also get some nice things that I can use here in LOasen, is an extra bonus.