concept & practice


La Colmena has been built with the health of our planet in mind. Our focus has been on the reuse of disused materials that would not otherwise be recyclable.

The interior walls are filled with thousands of ecobricks for plastic waste managing.

We are focused on recycling, waste reduction and food waste composting.
We’re building a natural treatment pond for gray water from the showers, which is reused for watering the gardens.
The house has a hybrid system of solar and traditional energy. Kitchen appliances are latest models that help conserve energy (A+).
We use local products, fresh, seasonal produce for a more sustainably sourced and healthier cuisine.
We offer green activities and workshops so our guests can participate in socially and environmentally responsible tourism.
Water conservation: linen and towel reuse program; low-flow fixtures; rainwater collection; treatment pond for gray water.

Recycled and collected materials have been applied throughout, giving new life and purpose to some really awesome items!

Get to know the Lakes and Volcanoes Route and the tours it offers in Lake Llanquihue,