What is it you do?
"We are a permaculture farm, constantly experimenting and engaged in sustainable farming for over 25 years. We currently offer a large-capacity gîtein a separate eco-building built from solid wood."
What prompted you to seek "Famenne-Ardenne UNESCO Global Geopark Partner" status?
"I am so proud of our region winning this UNESCO status. I have worked in the Geopark for the past 20 years, in the Caves of Han to be precise, and been involved in promoting it, and I have an abiding love for the land, so I would be immensely proud to represent the Geopark through our gîte."
What is your approach to sustainable development and environment friendly practices?
"We have always been committed to eco-friendly practices and sustainable development. All the materials used for the gîte are green, low-energy (even lower than low-energy, since we used solid wood!), and untreated. Rainwater is captured and treated by lagooning, then filtered by reverse osmosis. We use solar panels and our heating is provided by a large wood-burning boiler. We farm sustainably, without mechanization, focusing on humanising the way we treat the land."
Isabelle Köchli - Manager
Les Hayettes, 126
084 38 96 67