More than ever, we are mindful of our impact on the environment, the local economy and the lives of those living in the destination that we visit. Wander is committed to a positive impact on the landscape we love and the communities around us.
Life in an off-grid cabin, like our Wanderpods, is simple, intuitive and efficient. It allows you to focus on what matters. By showcasing old and new off-grid technology we care for our land and inspire guests to implement sustainable practices in the rhythms of their home and work.
WanderPods – Sustainable Off Grid Cabins
Robust and repairable, Wanderpods are off grid cabins built to perform in Australia’s harsh and varied climate for generations. Like Wanderers, the Pods thrive on country.
Pods are double glazed and wrapped in lightweight PIR structural wall panels resulting in high thermal performance – ideal for low energy climate control in extreme temperatures.
Pods are constructed efficiently off-site and delivered in kit form to reduce waste material.
Pods are installed using an innovative footing system (the Eco Anchor) resulting in minimal ground disturbance and no need for excavation or concrete foundations.
Wanderpods are cabins completely off the grid. We harvest and store solar energy and water, use a high-tech water-saving toilet, and recycle greywater.
The toilet uses a micro flush of 300ml and a vacuum generator to treat waste before breaking it down to humus (soil) in a UN award-winning composting system! This set up can also take care of any other organic matter like food scraps and compostable packaging.
Greywater passes through a treatment system before being released into a subsurface absorption trench planted out with native shrubs.
With the help of our supply partners and guests, we’re aiming for a zero-waste system by recycling, composting and restricting the use of single-use packaging.
Our team does a lot of cleaning in our off grid cabins. We do it all using natural cleaning products. We take pride in serving our guests while caring for our team and protecting the environment.
IMPACT ON LANDSCAPE
We don’t just believe in reducing our ecological impact. We want to have a positive influence on its renewal.
Wander offers landowners an opportunity to diversify their revenue by returning a portion of their land to the wilderness or leaving existing natural systems untouched. This includes regenerative planting, species protection and earthworks to stabilise and rehydrate soil.
If we ever move out of a neighbourhood, we’ll leave it better than when we found it.
Wander has partnered with Bush Heritage Australia to ensure our projects are environmentally appropriate and increase biodiversity in the areas we operate in.
Bush Heritage is a national not-for-profit that buys and manages land for conservation and partners with Aboriginal groups and other landowners (such as farmers and pastoralists), to help them plan and achieve conservation goals on their land too.
Independent and informed by science, Bush Heritage’s purpose is to return the bush to good health. Every time you book a stay in an off grid cabin in the Wander network, we donate $10 so support their conservation work.
We’re not about becoming self-sufficient. We like the idea of cooperating with each other as a purpose-driven community. The skills, resources and wisdom of our partners are valued and used collaboratively to empower and care for people.
We celebrate the culture, story and practices of the people who make up this ecosystem and recognise that Australia’s indigenous community and traditional land management practices play a vital role in our country’s future.
We believe that committed and generous relationships are the basis for sustainable communities that have a positive impact on our planet. Our off grid cabins are just one part of that.
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