If youre keen to offset your carbon emissions while travelling down under, then you might want to consider staying at Quentin Irvines secluded Airbnb.
Hes built his four-bedroom home up using only completely recycled materials.
Situated in west Victoria, Australia, Quentin, a builder, has made sure that should the house ever be demolished, the materials can be reused.
The walls have been put together without glue and have been painted with natural paint, while the wall linings can all be composed as used to improve soil quality. And the use of natural products has the added benefit of improving the air quality inside the house.
The kitchen has been put together using recycled timber coated with natural oils and cement, steering clear of formaldehyde-free glues. Where possible, bits are screwed together rather than stuck.
Natural house finishes (i.e. natural paint, natural oil stains and minimal synthetic fibres) and natural cleaning products are used in the tall house making it a very low-tox environment, Quentin writes on the Airbnb listing.
But dont go thinking that just because the house is made out of old material, that it doesnt have all the mod cons.
Its got a Bosch dishwasher and a wood heater, as well as loads of modern light fittings.
The listing continues: As the house is designed with cross flow ventilation no air-conditioning is installed, however, extraction fans and pedestal fans are available for days when no breeze is blowing to help cool down the house overnight.
Proof that recycling can be super-chic.