Wednesday, 27 March 2013
Saturday, 23 March 2013
Sunday, 17 March 2013
Well after what seemed like an age we finally have our planning permission for our campsite!!!! :)
So let's tell you a little about what we intend to do, we have the long term lease of 9 acres of a very beautiful part of The Isle of Skye in a place called Orbost in the North West of the island and close to beaches, lochs, mountains and stunning scenery everywhere!
The previous tenant of the holding had cattle as well as running his stonemasonry business from the site so consequently the site is now very overrun with associated junk!! We have seen through this and see what is beneath which is currently an unloved bit of land that needs someone to take care of it, step in Scott & Nadia and lots of hard work and it will transform into an eco campsite using Bell Tents furnished with recycled and vintage furniture as well as hand ,made items. The tents will be functional, comfortable places to stay for visitors to the island where they can relax even when the weathers not so great! Each of the tents will also have a wood burning stove supplied with wood to keep you toasty warm.
Nadia & Scott both being eco hippies at heart and really believing in the environment and doing our bit to help want the site to be comfortable for people, but also educational so to that end the site is going to be off grid. There will be no electricity other than that produced by solar power, we will be using mostly candle power and lanterns. The site will have running water, but not heated so our visitors will have to heat water on the stove or the fire to create a hot shower using our bush shower. Cold ones also available for the brave, lazy or daft!!
We will be creating areas where visitors can cook over open fires, gather and tell stories of their adventures whilst on Skye and enjoy doing things simply and slowing the pace of life right down.
We are really passionate about this challenge we have set ourselves, we like to work hard and we will putting our all into this venture, we will be documenting this via twitter, Facebook and of course Blogger and will be posting updates of work carried out and pictures to check out. We would really value constructive input from our friends and family, friends not made yet can also comment and we will take it all in, we are on this journey and its the first time we have travelled it so help will be greatly appreciated!!
Keep following, share if you think someone might be interested, come visit us (we have spare tools!), send us ideas, photos, etc and who knows we might even name a tent after you if your suggestions are that good! :)
Scott & Nadia
Skye Eco Bells Camping