Eco Holiday Accommodation

Staying in Bristol?

With us, your accommodation spend will help to provide hope and a sense of belonging to those who have experienced poverty or homelessness

We have built two holiday pods offering contact-free, hotel style accommodation, right in the heart of Stokes Croft. It’s a unique location, and not just because of the style and vibrancy of the area; the pods have been built in a small amount of air space, around the silver birch over our working warehouse yard

The Eco Pods are designed using passive house principles, with high u-values, air tightness and low thermal bridging. This means a very low energy demand.

The main materials used for construction are Wood and Straw. These are natural, photosynthetic materials which have sequestered huge amounts of CO2 during their lifecycle. Carbon-capturing materials like these are the future of the Construction Industry and demonstrate how we can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and help combat the Climate Crisis.

To build this enterprise, we have made use of air space above ground that we use for storage.

The income generated goes towards the cost of providing self-contained accommodation in a community home, food, supplies, an experience of work and one-to-one support to 21 individuals who have previously experienced homelessness.

Emmaus Bristol Eco Pods

Straw insulation has fantastic Acoustic and Moisture Control properties. This creates excellent indoor environments which include:

  • Protection from external sources of noise
  • Comfortable humidity levels without damp
  • Low levels of airborne chemicals such as VOC’s (commonly emitted from synthetic insulation alternatives).

Both our Pods are available to book now

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