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.
Cleaning Products, Bed Linen & TowelsWe do all of our own cleaning and washing of bed linen and towels. We try to minimise our use of harsh detergents and chemicals in the cleaning process and where we do have to use them, we choose washing detergents that are ecologically friendly. We dry most of our laundry on the washing line outside in the sunshine during the summer season, and our yoga room doubles as a drying room in the winter months. Guests are encouraged to use the same towel for the duration of their stay to help us reduce the number of washing loads that we put on!
We are lucky that there is a fantastic recycling service provided by our local community. We make the most of this service to reduce the amount of landfill that we produce and also try to limit our use of single-use plastics on a day-to-day basis, using glass jars and buying ingredients in bulk. Upstairs in the guest living area we provide a mini recycling station, and we have this in every main area of the house to streamline the recycling and reusing process. We have a large composting system outside for food waste, but in general not much food goes to waste around here… it’s too tasty!
We believe that if we can all take baby steps to a more sustainable and eco-conscious lifestyle within the realms of daily life - such as reusing our towels and napkins, air-drying linen, reusing and recycling, we can reduce our impact on the natural environment we love so much, and in doing so, improve our quality of life and health here at MoaAlm.