Starting April, travellers will be able to book eco-friendly houses on Lazarus Island for short stays, according to information shared by Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC).
Called ‘Tiny Away Escape @ Lazarus Island’, the houses will just be a 15-minute boat ride away from the Sentosa jetty. These new accommodations will be operated by homegrown firm ‘Big Tiny’, as they mark their debut in Singapore by designing compact homes on wheels after making them available for rent in eight countries, including Australia and Italy.
What can you expect inside these eco-friendly houses?
As per the SDC press release, the accommodation offers five compact units occupying around 150 to 170 square feet with modern amenities. By using innovative and sustainable ideas, these units rely highly on solar energy, as it is the main source of power and is also backed-up by the electricity grid.
Several energy-efficient electrical appliances are installed in the “tiny houses” to reduce power usage. Every unit is made from composite building materials from recycled plastic and wood fibre. These units also include a high-tech recycling system that converts food waste to compost on-site within 24 hours along with the provision of biodegradable shampoo and body wash for guests and a potable water system.
More on this eco-friendly accommodation
Talking about the accommodation, SDC’s chief executive officer Thien Kwee Eng said, “Aligned with SDC’s sustainability goals, these unique accommodation units have utilised innovative, sustainable solutions and technologies to allow guests to lower their carbon footprint.”
Out of the many initiatives SDC has in mind for Lazarus and other Southern Islands, an eco-friendly short stay is one of the first launches. SDC has plans in future to introduce new amenities and activities such as a convenience store, overnight glamping experiences and non-motorised water activities for the guests that will be launched in separate phases around June.
(Hero and feature image credit: Big Tiny Pte Ltd)
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