12 Mar Ixtlan Ecohostal, Mendoza (ARG)
Ixtlan Ecohostal is a hostel located close to the city of Mendoza in Argentina. It is run by Cosmi and India, a couple that decided to break free from regular office life some years ago.
The hostal is located next to a wetland, and is run according to the principles of permaculture.
Apart from that, all waste is being recycled and reused. The warm water shower receives its heat from the burning of tree branches. The toilet is a so-called “dry toilet”, which does not use water to flush (actually it does not flush at all..).
The mission of Ixtlan is to live in abundance and in harmony with nature at the same time. Products are being exchanged with neighbours often. Volunteers help harvesting the grapes from the organic vineyard.