3. Water sense
Most cottages are situated near a lake or by the sea, each of which contains its own delicate ecosystem that should be treated with care. There are a few simple tips to keep waters clean and free from contamination.
Carry your water to the sauna for bathing, dishes and laundry and dispose of any grey water at least 200 metres from shore. Use eco-friendly products and be sure to check that they are certified as not all products labelled green are safe.
Bathing in the sauna also contributes to water conservation. A system of small basins for washing and rinsing followed by a swim is a lovely ritual to practice and a more sustainable alternative to showering.
If there is running water at the cottage, it often comes from a privately dug
well and there is not an endless supply. Use it wisely and as little as possible.