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Orbost, Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
A small Eco campsite on the Isle of Skye using Bell Tents in a stunning location. Contacts Scott 07917 835532 Nadia 07738 573914 skyeecobells@gmail.com

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Shoilet Complete

The dry composting toilet and shower are complete! The toilet is a nice wee space and not remotely smelly and of course not wasting water! We will have great compost in roughly 2 years time to put on the plants (non edible)
The shower is also working great and is an L5 propane powered gas shower with a lot of power! It's totally off grid and any water is filtered through our grey water filtration system and is operating well. Great for those days you've been up the hill or in the sea and need to warm up :)
The shower is from a company called showerking and we can highly recommend them and great advice given by their owners.
Come try it for yourself :)

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Toilet and Shower Building

It's a bit of a mouthful calling this a shower and toilet building from now on it shall be known as a Shoilet Shed :)

Final Hurdles

We are so close to completing, but as goes with a lot of these kind of things there are wee gremlins just adding a little bit of challenge in the final days of finishing!!
Delivery of our roofing has been delayed one of the minor annoyances of living in a remote place but the benefits outweigh.
The toilet and shower building is partially clad and roofed and the space is looking good and will be in the same theme as the rest of the site, a bit shabby chic and a vintage vibe. We aim to have it completed this weekend deliveries willing and some dry weather. Will post pics when complete but here are a few of the construction phase to compare when finished :)

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Update July 2014

Ummmmmm well what can I say? Long overdue an update on this blog so apologies. Whilst we have been quite on here that is def not the case with work down at the site. It's been very busy and we are now at a stage where we are near completion. The social hub is complete and furnished now, the veg garden is in and producing some great veggies already, the chickens are settled in their new home and laying away with the most amazing eggs. The fire pit is in next to the hub and is a great spot to while away the evenings chatting through adventures had over a dram or beer or marshmallows ;) The tent bases are up and we have one tent up and furnished, the others will follow in the next couple of weeks. Currently we are working on constructing the new shower and compost toilet building and once done we will be fully up and running! 

The weather on Skye at the moment is stunning and the island is showing itself in its true summer glory and there is no better place to experience it than in a canvas bell tent :)

Friday, 10 May 2013

Progress

Progress has been a little slow of late, but we now have tons of rubbish cleared from the site and a car parking area formed by the very talented Donnie the Digger!!
We have also started to crack on with The Hub a camp kitchen and social hang out area and it's going to look great! We have started to amass a whole load of cool furniture and stuff to fill the tents and The Hub and have managed to source about 40 wooden pallets which we are recycling and will be using in all areas, they will look cool once they have had the Skye Eco Bells treatment :)
We have sourced a supplier and manufacturer of woodburning stoves, constructed from old gas bottles and have found a great supplier of canvas bush showers!

It's all coming together and with some sunny days and hard work we will get there quicker!! Lets hope for a legendary Skye summer like we had last year!!
Glamaig in the Sunshine

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Bell Tent Pitch

Just marking out the first pitch for the Bell Tents. This is the backdrop :) Pretty stunning on a sunny Spring day!!