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e-domizil is committed to sustainable travel

Sustainability is on everyone's lips these days. Not for nothing, we think. Because we love not only holiday homes, but also the associated travel, discovering new places and getting to know other cultures.

Travelling can do good!

We would like to see, especially in Switzerland, warm instead of cold holiday home beds and the associated revitalisation of rural and alpine villages - preferably all year round and not just at peak times. So that even the small village shop or the boutique with local craftsmanship can survive in the long term.

Our commitment

Every step helps us move in the right direction and make our wish come true. That is why e-domizil AG is part of the Swisstainable campaign of Switzerland Tourism. We are "committed" - to making a difference in the long term.

Swisstainable - Level comitted

One of our goals is to inform with content around more sustainable travel. This page is a first part of this.

Our tips on how you can travel more sustainably yourself

#1 Good things are so close

A change of scenery is good for you. But you don't always have to travel far away. Holidays close to home not only reduce the emissions for the journey. In general, Switzerland often occupies top positions in various sustainability rankings.

#2 Green travel

If possible, travel to your holiday destination by public transport. For the necessary comfort, offers for separate luggage transport are suitable. If this is not possible and a rental car is the option, try an e-car. If a normal car or plane is used for the journey, you have the option of offsetting the CO2 emissions.

#3 Our packing tips

Avoid disposable products when packing. Refillable water bottles and reusable hygiene products are suitable for travelling. Especially practical: take solid bars of soap with you. This not only saves packaging material, but also keeps you safe from frustration - because that shampoo certainly won't leak in your travel suitcase.

Also helpful: Keep your travel documents (such as your holiday voucher) in digital form.

#4 Local products for the culinary journey

Support local producers and buy your food directly from the market. In your own holiday apartment kitchen you will find everything you need for a shared cooking evening. Maybe try out a recipe from the region? And if there are any leftovers, nothing has to be thrown away. With the classic "leftover meals" you can travel around the world again. How about a Spanish paella, a vegetable curry, pizza, quiche or a classic stew?

#5 CO2-free leisure activities

Still need some ideas for the holidays at your temporary home? Explore the surroundings under your own steam. On land, for example, go for a hike or a bike ride. And on water, for example, canoeing or stand-up paddling. An excursion to the nature reserve of the holiday destination will bring you closer to the local flora and fauna.

#6 Choosing the right holiday home

More and more holiday homes focus on sustainability. How this is done varies greatly. We present a few examples.

Construction methods and extras in the spirit of sustainability

When building these holiday homes, attention was paid to using renewable resources or to making them particularly energy-efficient later on. For example, earth houses or Minergie flats maintain a pleasant climate inside all year round.

Solar panels on the house or a natural pool in the garden - We see both more and more frequently in our holiday home portfolio. Just like charging stations for electric cars. This means that after your stay in the holiday home, both your personal batteries and those of your vehicle are fully charged and ready for the journey home.

The perfect location

Some holiday homes allow you to connect with nature through their location alone. A tiny house in the forest, a houseboat on the sea, an alpine hut at x-thousand metres above sea level or a holiday home on a farm that invites you to help out.

Turn old into new

Giving historic buildings a second life is en vogue. For example, spend the night in a historical monument, a former windmill, a former trulli or even in a real castle. Here, the accommodation itself is already the highlight of your holiday in a holiday home.

Our tips for landlords:

1. use energy-saving lighting in the holiday flat.

2. use sustainable energy sources such as green electricity or even produce electricity yourself - for example by means of a solar system on the roof.

3. use water-saving shower heads and attachments for the taps that mix air with water. The result: noticeably lighter and softer drops and a reduction in water consumption. Win-win situation for the guest and for nature.

4. to promote biodiversity and ensure the habitat of bees and other insects, you can grow flowers on your balcony or plant a vegetable patch or fruit tree in your garden.

5. support your guests in their sustainability efforts with practical tools: for example, reusable shopping bags or ecological cleaning products.

6. support your guests in their sustainability efforts with knowledge: for example, before arrival with information on public transport or during their stay with tips on recycling possibilities.

7. register on OK:GO - so that accessibility data is available for people with limited mobility.