UNIQUELY WEST AUSTRALIAN ECO GLAMPING EXPERIENCE.
Leave no trace model.
Mobile, cultural, sustainable nature based tourism.
NATURE BASED TOURISM
Ecoglamp will provide accommodation Solutions that are low impact and enhance western Australian natural attractions. The proposal is for a world-class accommodation service catering to visitors of the public conservation estates which helps maintain in perpetuity the natural and cultural heritage.
Tourism within our parks is rapidly growing with a clear need for low impact accommodation. This proposal is to create a relocatable, minimal impact accommodation solution that can quickly and sustainably respond to demand across the state. Locations are based on seasonal tourism demand with the accommodation service able to be relocated with ease. The solution will enable greater access for local and international tourists, providing a two unique experiences at an approachable price points.
EcoGlamp accommodation services will help enhance the States natural attractions for visitors, improve access, promote Aboriginal culture and heritage with a minimal eco-logical footprint.
Decorated in the local style with locally-made decorations for each site. Beds are high quality and some glamping sites include lounge areas and communal zones, Additional facilities will be provided to maximise the guest experience. Hot showers and eco friendly soaps will be available for guests to use along with solar powered charging stations.
To create a camping experience each site will be provided with a gas BBQ and where possible fire pit facilities. Kitchenette areas are located under an external awning canopy and will include hot and cold running water, food storage and prep areas. In additional a small 12v fridge will be provided for guest use.
Decorated in a local style and designed to “leave no trace” Each Eco Tent measures a comfortable 20m² for the 5m tent and 28m² for the 6m tent. Each Eco tent comes with either a cozy double or twin beds, the 6m tents have private en-suites with hot water and a state-of-the-art composting toilet, a safe box, luggage storage, chairs and tables are provided in each tent.
Each site will provide education resources for guests to learn about the local area, culture, heritage, the local Aboriginal people, local flora and fauna. Where possible tours and cultural experiences will be offered as part of the experience run by local operators.
Provide spaces for people to come together- a sense of comfort at an affordable price linking you back to nature.
EcoGlamp will work with government, traditional owners, the local community and private tourism operators to provide new and unique nature-based tourism accommodation options for a broad demographic. The glamping model is planned to bring the community together through the shared experience of Western Australia’s natural environment, heritage and Aboriginal cultures. Quality experiences will help to develop parks as tourism destinations by improving visitor facilities and increasing visitation to regional Western Australia.
It has been shown that by providing nature based accommodation solutions visitor numbers receive a significant boost and facilitates a better experience.
LEAVE NO TRACE
Leave no trace eco accommodation builds awareness, appreciation and respect for our natural and cultural heritage. We are dedicated to promoting attitudinal change and the empowerment of individuals, companies and communities to accept responsibility for the conservation of their natural environment. This is achieved by forming partnerships to foster the development of Leave No Trace minimal impact skills and ethics.
Waterless Composting Toilet
Commercial waterless composting toilets that are environmentally smart and cost effective. The composting toilet can save up to 60,000 litres of water per year in the average full time use and cost far less than regular treatment systems. The reduction is water usage is an integral part of the minimal impact design solution, The toilet solution is certified for use to Australia Standard 1546.2:2008 and approved by the West Australian Department of Health
Water Solution will be site dependant.
A solution for some sites will be a filtration tank that consists of a pine bark coarse filter on top of different grades of sand and gravel. The pine bark traps large particles plus lint and hair. The sand filter catches still finer materials, polishes the water and reduces the organic content of the water. The pine bark is separated from the sand by filter cloth. This can be located under the raised bathroom deck.
SOLAR BATTERY SYSTEM
Lithium Battery Solar Electrical System
Master Battery Switch An RV Lithium Systems (LiFePO4) Battery with Cell Balancing and Cell Protection. Automatic 100A Low Battery State of Charge or Voltage Disconnect of accessory power sockets and Automatic Reconnect once the battery has received adequate charge.
Internal Fusing and Output Short Circuit Protection
HOT WATER SYSTEM
LPG Gas powered instant portable hot water system.
Certified to Australian Standards AS2658 – Portable Gas Hot Water System (IAPMO Certificate Number GMK10507) 1. Hot water system is mounted on the support column. 2. Connect the gas bottle using the gas regulated hose 3. Connect your shower hose and rose to the water outlet valve 4. Connect your water source to the water inlet valve 5. Insert 2 D size batteries (provided)
Sourcing water and dealing with grey water will be highly detailed and considered. Each site may require alternative solutions which can be presented in stage two once sites are identified. The environmental engineers and architects involved have developed multiple solutions which can be tailored each sites specific requirments
The concept of the temporary Eco-Glamping units is for minimal infrastructure requirements. The temporary accommodation units will be installed over a 2 week period at the beginning of the season with no footings required. Where existing sites have tracks and camping facilities no new infrastructure will be required. In cases where new camping areas are required we will work with the appropriate departments and stake holders for approval and installation of this infrastructure. Site infrastructure may include appropriate temporary tents and BOH areas all of which will installed per the ‘leave no trace’ model.
With the glamping tents easily disassembled for relocation, all other elements of the product have been designed and selected as modular solutions to enable a leave no trace methodology during site pack down. The modular solution will also enable ease of transport, reduced environmental impact along with minimal site disturbance during installation and pack down.
Each site will returned to the natural environment after circa 5 months during the peak tourist season. The accommodation units will then be relocated to an alternative site for a similar period to align with the seasonality of Western Australia. Where appropriate, sites may be in situ for longer periods throughout the year, depending on climate and eco-tourism demand.
Each location, market and facilities will vary depending on the site conditions and demographic requirements. The accommodation model has been designed with flexibility in mind to enable the experience to be tailored depending on the location, environmental conditions and input form all stake holders. Price points will also vary depending on location and facilities provided.
TENT TYPE 1
Low Impact, Quick Install, Lower Rates.
5m Tent on ground
Kitchenette provided with hot water sink
Queen with 2 optional single beds
Table and Chairs
Communal shower and toilet facilities
Tailored solutions will be activated depending on the site and stakeholder requirements. The environment, traditional owners and local conditions will be considered during the final design process for each location.
ECO-TENT EXAMPLE 1
Modular decking systems will be installed for a small front deck area and raised rear deck for shower and toilet facilities. Services will be located under the deck including the water storage and waste collection system, which will be above ground. No fixed structures are required for the installation of the tents.
This tailored solution shows a dual accommodation unit. The front accommodation tent is located on the ground and will include as standard a Queen bed, luggage storage, battery system, lighting chairs and floor treatments. The rear tent will house the en suite facilities over a deck which will conceal above ground services including the composting toilet solution
TENT AWNING AND ENTRY
Each tent will include an entry awning for sun and weather protection over a small front deck area. The front awning will house the kitchenette and external table and chair settings.
ECO-TENT EXAMPLE 2
Modular decking systems will be installed for a small front deck area and covered verandah. Shower and toilet facilities located within the tent. Services will be located under the deck including the water storage and waste collection system, which will be above ground. No fixed structures are required for the installation of the tents. An additional version is available with a private bedroom able to be sealed from main living area within tent.
This tailored solution shows a safari tent style accomodation unit. The accommodation tent is located on the ground and will include as standard a Queen bed, luggage storage, battery system, lighting, fridge, chairs and floor treatments with the en-suite facilities located to the rear within a screened zone.
TENT AWNING AND ENTRY
Each tent will include a covered entry awning that can be fully enclosed or opened for wind, sun and weather protection. An additional timber structure, independent from the main tent, will cover the front deck and provide a unique ambience to the tents. The front awning will house the kitchenette and an external table and chair setting.
COMMUNAL ZONES FOR GUESTS
The value of the experience is critical and building a sense of community will drive this. Bringing guests together in communal areas will enable interaction, eduction and greater appreciation of the environment. These communal areas could include seating areas, communal dining facilities, games, educational and reading material along with space for local groups and eco-tourism operators use as part of their experience. These communal areas will be site specific and dependant on the location and quantity of accommodation units.
COMMUNAL ABLUTION AND SHOWER FACILITIES
Sites may require a communal bathrooms solution rather than
en-suites for environmental reasons, location or demand. This solution will enable for reduced impact on the environment however it will reduce the quality of the services. As such sites with communal facilities will be able to be offered at a lower price point due to reduced overheads and spacial requirements. These communal facilities will use the same no water composting toilet solutions