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Compass Hut

Apr 9, 2024 | Case Study

Tiny Home Accommodation
Iutruwita / Forthside, TAS

Nestled into the land of an organic family farm in the Northwest region of Tasmania is the 100% off-grid, boutique Tiny House accommodation, Compass Hut.

In early 2019 Compass Hut was co-founded by the two sisters Kylie and Tamika Bell and is just a 10-minute drive inland from Devonport. The three tiny houses possess stunning architectural exteriors and beautiful interior design as well as furniture and artwork created by the sisters. Guests are invited to switch off and disconnect while immersing themselves in the scenery and reconnecting with each other. Guests are welcome to pick the edibles in the tiny house gardens and explore the bushland and local natural wonders during their stay.

Aiming to develop their eco and sustainable tourism practices further, the business decided to take part in Ecotourism Australia’s Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard.

“We have been keen to achieve ECO Certification through Ecotourism Australia for a while, and when we saw the opportunity to undergo the Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard as a first step and pathway to full certification for Compass Hut, we signed up!”, said co-owner Kylie.

A delicious wine and cheese platter awaits you with rolling green pastures in the background

A delicious wine and cheese platter awaits you with rolling green pastures in the background

Kylie said their guests are often sustainability minded and so they wanted to build their participation in this space to better align with their visitors and current industry trends.

“Undergoing the program has strengthened our knowledge of sustainability, and helped provide future ideas that we could implement at Compass Hut as well,” explained Kylie. She described the program as well-structured and easy to work through, creating a strong base to build on once they engage in full ECO Certification.

“Following the opportunity to undergo carbon accounting and work with ERC Australia recently, we were able to build upon our sustainability goals through the Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard program.”

Compass Hut have a section of their webpage dedicated to their sustainability accomplishments, including their off-grid systems, involvement with community-based organisations and now their Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard. Overall, it is clearly communicated that sustainability is a core value of their business.

Being able to share and celebrate their eco achievements, projects, and initiatives with their community and guests is very important to them. They are already doing so through their different communication channels, including a recently born newsletter for past and future guests to follow along their sustainability journey. In the future, there are plans to increase their in-house communication with guests, including the accomplishment of their Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard.

Kylie shared the business are now setting their sights on ECO Certification as the next step on their businesses’ journey!

Click here to learn more about Compass Hut’s sustainable efforts, and book your stay: www.compasshut.com.au

 

Compass Hut completed their Strive 4 Sustainability Scorecard on 2 February 2024 and is a snapshot of their current sustainability practices. The scorecard is not a certification and is valid for 12 months upon completion.

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