Eco tourism is
to experience the magic
pristine & wild places
doing no harm
We are growing the eco-outpost accommodation network by inviting property owners with special sites. If this initiative resonates with you, please contact us so we can accelerate our contribution to a healthy environment.
Guest accommodation fees pay for the research we do here and data we gather.
Data is shared with organizations working on environmental solutions.
John Donovan started designing and later building his own log frame home in New Zealand 2006. It was a lifestyle choice for him and his partner Sharon. Tehuia Log Homes Ltd grew out of this aspiration. To live a green sustainable life close to nature in Huia, West Auckland, New Zealand.
Along that path John met talented and skilled people that were also keen on the use of sustainable log building. Jason Cruse from Draftworks who specialized in draft horse logging became a firm friend.
Jason was regenerating X-forestry land into an organic farm utilizing both new and old technology. A free thinker, Jason combined draft horse logging with building some of the first agricultural drones in NZ for applying organic sprays and seeding pasture with multi specie seeds.
In early 2017 John floated the idea of building his Tehuia EON on Jason's farm and floating it on a man made ecologically balanced living pond. The pond would provide extra water for agriculture, stock and fire fighting and the EON would provide eco-tourism dollars for Jason's growing family. Eco-outpost was born.
A Kiwi designed and built Intelligent computer brain was conceptualized and built to monitor water quality and relay that information to scientists and entities working on clean water initiatives. A wind generator and solar power were installed. This Eco-outpost caused quite a stir amoungst the local farmers and it was obvious we had the making of a network of these accommodation venues doing good work all over the world.
Today, this innovative eco-tourism model is aimed to support land owners, sustainable forestry and regenerative agriculture while doing good for our waterways and water sources here in New Zealand first and successfully export this model overseas.
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