WORKING AS SUSTAINABLE AND RESPONSIBLE AS POSSIBLE
The house we call Brücke 49 used to belong to the Valser family, Furger. It is built from 1900 to 1902 from local materials being stone, Valser granite, and wood. All floors above the basement are made of wid, solid wooden planks. The walls are made of stone. The windows are of the old summer/winter type. The roof is made of huge granite slabs that will last more than a lifetime. The textiles and linen we produce ourselves of fine handmade linen. Duvets are all anti-allergic. Bedlinen is all handmade from linen.
We never buy the easy and cheapest products. We believe it is much more economical and sustainable to buy well-made products in good quality in terms of design and materials as they will last a lifetime that keeps buying and throwing things away.
THE FOOD WE SERVE
We make everything by hand and heart ourselves. We bake the bread fresh every morning. We make marmalades from the berries in our garden.
We buy from people we know and trust. The dairy products come from farmers whos cows all have names, which we think explains the close relationship between animals and humans in the valley. The water from the tab is pure spring water. The eggs are brought to us fresh twice a week from Kasper´s and Irene's chickens. The honey brings Pius from his hives way up in the mountains above Vals. The fruit and vegies come fresh every day.
All other products are bought from "Bio-or farm shops". Wine comes from "The Bündner Herrshaften" only 60 km from Vals.
THE ENERGY WE USE AND WASTE WE PRODUCE
Our houses are heated partly by firewood locally sourced. Partly by electricity which is made at the hydropower plant (Zervreila) at the end of the valley. We support "Pro Natura" and the part of "Foundation Franz Weber" that give animals in distress a helping hand.
THE PEOPLE WE LIKE TO WORK WITH
We hire locals. Mountain people that know the best places to go. Everyone works from the same basis and are given education and trust for them to be able to do their job as they see fit. That way we also learn and get better over time.