Golden Bay Hideaway

Long Term Thinking

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House Truck has been considerabily renovated to extend its life and upgraded to require very few "inputs" during that time. We see longevity, maintainability and repairability as key pillars of what it means to be sustainable.

The longer something lasts and the easier it is to maintain then the less impact it has on our environment. This is long term thinking.

This concept applies to everything we build and buy. From the concrete and stainless steel used in construction to the refillable multipurpose cleaning products from Advance Nature that you'll find in House Truck.

Stay at the House Truck accommodation and know that you're supporting sustainable living practices that contribute to reducing carbon emissions. And while you're there you'll come to see all the benefits first hand.

House Truck feels like you've been transported across space and time.

Right to Repair

The “Right to Repair” movement advocates for consumers to repair the products they own. This concept aims to extend the lifespan of items and reduce waste by making repairs possible and accessible. Repairing products supports sustainability, conserves resources, and decreases the environmental impact of manufacturing and disposal while contributing to a more sustainable and circular economy.

We purchase high quality products for House Truck that are designed with repairability in mind. Take our kitchen toasters for example, they aren't the most fashionable and they are more costly, but they are high quality and specifically designed to be fixable should something go wrong.

A Traditional Off-grid Experience

House Truck takes you back to a time when people lived simply and were connected to nature. It's a romantic ideal that many people still aspire to, but too often it leaves a lot to be desired from an ecological perspective.

Thankfully, House Truck has been retrofitted to be as energy efficient as possible while retaining the beauty and charm of another era. And it's part of a broader effort to at Golden Bay Hideaway to minimise our ecological impact.

Experience House Truck, and you'll appreciate how far we've come in when it comes to "off-grid" living.

Our solar shed holds all the vitals for off-grid living - panels, batteries, inverters etc.

Off-Grid Solar Energy System

The accommodation is powered by a off-grid solar energy system, meaning it generates its own electricity from a renewable and clean energy source: the sun.

This system offers numerous benefits including reducing greenhouse gas emissions, energy independence, lower long-term energy costs, sustainability, and low maintenance.

This aligns with our principles of self-sufficiency and responsible use of resources, demonstrating a commitment to sustainable living and environmental stewardship.