Watch: Inside a Couple’s Carbon-Negative Himachal Homestay that Harvests 30000 Litres of Water
Anuradha and Kartik Budhraja quit their jobs in Singapore to construct a tranquil homestay amid the Himalayas. Here's are the numerous ways they have employed to keep it eco-friendly and sustainable.
After quitting their cushy jobs in Singapore, Anuradha and Kartik Budhraja moved to Himachal Pradesh to build the eco-friendly homestay of their dreams.
The couple’s carbon-negative home harvests the sunlight, catches rainwater, and reuses its greywater. “Our aim was to be as carbon-friendly and as energy efficient as possible and for that we have used fly ash bricks in the construction of the house,” says Kartik.
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The couple created a water harvesting system that harvests about 30,000 litres of water in their underground storage tank and has an 8 KW solar grid system that generates enough electricity for their consumption.
Interestingly, the homestay uses double glazed windows to keep its interiors warm and cosy during the winter.
They have also used recycled wood that’s nearly 100 years old in the construction of their home. Anuradha says, “One of the main features of our home is that we have used about four tonnes of reclaimed upcycled hardwood for our ceiling, most of our doors have come from older buildings and hotels.”
Here’s how they built their dream carbon-negative homestay-
Edited by Padmashree Pande.
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