Good practice destination Organic country estate Trnulja

Contributor marija imperl
Country Slovenia
  • ecoact
Organisation Country estate Trnulja
Postal address Črna vas 265, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone 00 386 1 4271 903
Cell phone 00 386 41 610 522
Release date 16/08/2018
Landscape type Rural
  • Climate Change - Energy and Resource Efficiency
GSTC Criteria for Destinations
  • B6 Property and user rights
  • D: Environmental sustainability
  • D.5. Energy conservation
  • D.6. Water Management
  • D.9. Wastewater
  • D.10. Solid waste reduction
  • D.11. Light and noise pollution
  • D.12. Low-impact transportation
Marketplace category Accommodation Providers Accommodation Providers
Type Best Practice Destination (Best Practice Destination)
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Good Practice Innovation Sheet
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1. WHO
Key people and organisations (initiator, leader, partners)  Organic country estate Trnulja
 Urša Kunz and Miha Pupis bought the estate in 2002.
Key Figures Surface Inhabitants Tourism arrivals Tourism nights
 275 km² 288.919 737456 1334603
2. WHY
Reason for taking the good practice action Healthy living and sharing love of nature. Rejuvenating a deserted estate and creating eco-friendly tourist experience.
Issues and challenge High investment costs. Insufficient knowledge. Raising awareness.
3. HOW
Methods /steps / tools used (to develop the good practice) Using local ingredients. Cultivation of organic farm produce. Educating and informing (for owners and guests), organizing workshops etc. Waste management. Paying special attention to friendly service and preserving the unique cultural and natural features of the area. Accommodation facilities built in accordance with the principles of green architecture, with special emphasis being paid to using natural building and insulation materials.
Specific/measurable results, benefits Increase in the number of guests, recognized quality of the offer. Reduced waste. Using electric vehicles. Using sustainable materials. Certified organic products - zero km. Continuous development. Cooperating with other local providers. Bio Hotels certificate.
Recognitions (e.g. awards) Bio Hotels certificate. Slovenia Green Accommodation.
Lessons learned Educating and informing others through living this lifestyle. There are no fast results or shortcuts. It takes time to make a change. 
Challenges met Creating a trademark, name and good reputation, certification of organic produce, connecting with local providers, preserving nature, reducing waste.
Critical success factors Hard work and cooperation, educating and informing, using high quality local ingredients, produce and products.
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