At MoaAlm we strive to make as little impact on the environment as possible. Read on for a few of the measures we take to minimise our footprint on this beautiful planet:
Our boiler system for the central heating is extremely efficient, using only sustainable wooden pellets as fuel and producing very little waste. The thickly insulated walls, newly installed loft
insulation and triple-glazed windows in most of the house ensure that we don’t even need the radiators on all the time during the winter months to stay warm and cosy! We encourage guests to be
conscious about how they use the lighting and heating in their rooms, and to turn off lights and heating when they head out for their daily adventures.
Our hot water is heated primarily by our solar panels. Only when there are a lot of consecutive grey or rainy days do we need to rely on the boiler system as a back-up.
There is nothing better than having a relaxing soak in our hot tub... especially as we avoid the use of chlorine and other chemicals, and keep it clean through a natural salt cleaning system. We
use Epsom Salts and Dead Sea salt, full of magnesium and especially beneficial for tired legs at the end of a long day of hiking in the Austrian Alps. The hot tub is log-fired, so is only heated
by burning sustainable firewood that we source from one of the farmers in the local village. It takes us a few hours to light and heat the hot tub, but it’s always worth the wait, and somehow
much more satisfying than just switching on a button!
The growing season is very short up here at MoaAlm as we are at 1800 metre altitude, but our hiking guide Martin is also very handy in the garden, and has managed to grow a bountiful garden of
fresh herbs, chard and lettuce to supplement our tea obsession and provide some of our daily greens. We cook with organic and locally-sourced food where possible. Likewise, we try to get all our
other supplies from nearby, independent businesses. You can read more about our food sources on blog, "Good Food".
We have our own water supply that comes to us directly from a natural spring the mountain side. This means that we
don’t have to worry about transporting water up to MoaAlm through a pump system or by vehicle... it also tastes incredible, as it comes directly from Grossglockner Glacier and is filtered by
nature! Our guests often say it’s the purest water they ever tasted.