Alwin was my host for my overnight stay in the Peachester area. Alwyn and her husband have a beautiful 2 acre property with gorgeous flower and vegetable gardens on a hill top with a small pond and bush behind. It was fascinating to see that all the water for their home was collected from the roofs of the house and outbuilding in 5 large tanks. The hot water for the house use was heated with solar panels on the roof and all the waste water was purified and used for the gardens and landscape needs. The gas for the stove came from two propane tanks on the side of the house that were switched out every two months. All the homes in the area were self sufficient this way. If only we saw more of this kind of conservation in the states.
Flowers from Alwyns beautiful garden: