Puerto Vallarta’s First Eco Villa Welcomes Guests Dec 26
The first and only Ecofriendly villa in Puerto Vallarta is set to welcome guests on December 26, 2014.
Nemi Eco Villa, by Agave Villas, is designed for minimal impact on the environment in Puerto Vallarta while not skimping on the amenities or luxury setting expected in a villa rental in Puerto Vallarta.
The property hosts six individual bedroom pods along the hillside of Amapas offering incredible mountain and ocean views from anywhere. Each unit is solar powered and build with recycled shipping containers. Among some other eco-friendly amenities is the individual natural dipping pool for each unit with large decks, gravity-fed showers, and even ice-based air conditioning.
The property features a custom-made 40’ all-natural swimming pull without salt or chemical treatments. The pool creates a natural eco system for the surrounding landscape along the pool’s sand filters and UV pumps.
The main level centers around this fantastic pool with a large sundeck and bar area, separate spa room with luxurious rain and body spray shower, beautifully designed grand room and kitchen, a garden with large wood grill, and surround sound Bose system which makes this level perfect for events, weddings, parties and gatherings.
The villa also comes hi-tech with wireless internet, blue tooth sound systems, safes, and of course natural made toiletries.
The property also makes available a handicapped accessible unit with queen bed, private pool, and all the eco-luxury of the complex.
Eco-Features described by the property include these:
RECYCLED SHIPPING CONTAINER BEDROOM PODS AND SWIMMING POOL
The initial building blocks for this project are shipping containers. They are an ideal product for sustainable living on the coast. Containers are structurally sound and designed to withstand the elements. They are easy to transport and their over-abundance puts to good use an untapped resource. For this project most of the container rooms were fabricated off site, where axles were attached to allow ease in transport to the property. Pre-fabrication reduces construction waste and materials.
NATURAL SWIMMING POOL
No salt, no chemicals. Conventional pool chemicals can be damaging to the skin and body. The factories that produce the chemicals are damaging to the environment. Our pool is a natural eco system of plant life along with sand filters and UV pumps, creating a safe, holistic swimming experience.
All 6 rooms are solar powered, with the option of switching to on-grid electricity. The dwellings have been designed to maximize energy conservation allowing a reduction in the use of solar panels.
ICE-BASED AIR CONDITIONERS
Each container unit has an ice-based air conditioner; an old technology that reduces energy consumption by using ice and fans to create cold air.
BATCH SOLAR WATER HEATER
In looking at many different methods of heating water, Nemi Eco Villa opted for the simplest time tested method available, the Batch Collector. This method is also time tested over hundreds of years and requires no pumps or electronics.
Widely used in South East Asian countries, this technology is used to collect food scraps and human/animal waste and turn it into biogas and natural fertilizer. Our goal is to harness the biogas and eventually create electricity through a gas generator.
GREY WATER COLLECTION
All grey water is collected, filtered, and used to water the grounds.
The materials used to build the villa, and its furnishings, vary. From recycled shipping containers to reclaimed wood, we have used ecological, sustainable materials whenever possible. These include recycled fruit-crates, pallet wood, OSB or oriented strand board and steel-a recyclable material. Materials and labor were all locally sourced.
LOCALLY SOURCED AND ORGANIC MEALS
Wherever possible the professionally trained chef at Nemi Eco Villa uses local and/or organic products and sources for the gourmet breakfast and snacks provided to the guests.
For more information, visit their website: http://agavevillasmexico.com/property/nemi-eco-villa/