Why Cuatro Casas?

Activities and Rentals About Cuatro Casas

History

Cuatro Casas has been an operational hostel for over 12 years! Even more impressive is our owner, Richard, who has lived at Campo Cuatro Casas since 1980. Needless to say, we know this area like the back of our hands and we'd love to share everything we've learned with you.

Cuatro Casas the Eco-Hostel

Cuatro Casas Hostel has long since been making the utmost efforts to treat it's surrounding environment and its neighbors with respect. We call ourselves an Eco-Hostel because of our ongoing innovations to make ourselves a sustainable and low-impact operation. We do this in several ways:

  • Sun-Power: First and foremost, we live off the grid! We power ourselves principally with 3 solar panels, installed years ago by Baja Solar. We also have a generator for extra power needs, but we always try to rely on our cleanest energy first. It feels so good to produce your own energy!

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  • Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink: Though we are blessed with the endlessly lapping waves at our feet, it's a struggle to keep fresh water flowing when you're off the grid! We do have to bring in some of our own fresh water, but we conserve as much as we possibly can by using our very own solar water distiller! This ingenious contraption is entirely passive and powered only by the shining sun's thermal energy. It works by evaporating the soiled or impure water in a flat, tilted tray. The water condenses on the roof of the tray and runs down a specific path to a drainage tube. The 99.999% pure, distilled water then collects in a container below. On a hot sunny day, we can produce 3 gallons of clean water a day!

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  • Waste not, want not: We are waste-conscienscious. We don't dump trash or our bodily wastes just anywhere. We like to make sure our waste is properly managed in ways that prevent contamination of our local waters and landscapes. Let's just leave it at that!

If you've got more suggestions for how we can reduce our footprint and be kind to our planet, feel free to drop us a line or even better, come visit!

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