12 Awesome Things to See at the Archival Eco House
Looking for a great destination that’s not too far from home? Want to check out a spot where you can learn and have fun at the same time? The Archival Eco House in Talamban is just the right place for you.
Although the eco house is not your typical tourist destination, its unique and very interesting features and set-up make it a truly must-visit spot here in the city.
TheCebuano dropped by the property earlier this week to list down some of the most interesting things to see and do at this beautiful destination. Here are 12 features we’re sure you’ll love about the Archival Eco House.
The goats at the Archival Eco House eat fruits and vegetables collected from wet markets and local supermarkets.
Their pee and poop are then collected and used as fertilizer.
2. Bio Gas Facility
The bio-gas facility can generate energy fuel using animal and human waste.
The waste materials of some of the animals in the compound are collected and processed to become fuel which can actually be used in cooking.
3. Wood Work Worshop
The eco house collects and buys wood materials from all over the city.
These materials are then transformed into great-looking wood pieces like plate trays and pot holders!
They can even make wooden play houses!
4. Aquaponics Garden
Aquaponics in the combination of soil-less planting and fish-raising.
Using this system, the plants are watered using the water which contains fish waste.
In turn, the plants filter the water to provide the fish a safe and perfect place to thrive in.
5. Solar Panels System
Several solar panels can be found in various parts of the 7000 sqm compound.
These solar panels help power the whole compound and even the neighboring houses.
6. Vermi Composting
Biodegradable materials collected from various parts of the city are taken to the Eco House.
After the materials (fruits, vegetables, etc.) are shredded, they are mixed with saw dust and manure and placed in worm beds.
After half a month, worms will be added to these beds to help facilitate composting.
Around 20 days later, worm castings can now be collected and used as fertilizer.
7. Brick Making Facility
The non-biodegrable materials collected by workers at the compound are shredded into small pieces and mixed with cement.
With the use of a special machine, the mixture then becomes a strong, solid brick.
8. Recycled Planters
The whole compound is littered with planters of all shapes and sizes.
These recycled materials include soda cups, soda bottle, milk containers, detergent gallons, and so many more.
9. Baby Crocodiles
The Archival Eco House also houses several animals species.
Aside from birds, fish, and a python, the eco house also has 2 baby crocodiles.
10. Cool ‘Recycling’ Trashcans
The eco house is a gold mine of recycling ideas.
These trashcans for biodegrable materials, for example, help create fertilizers which can be used to grow other plants.
11. Climbing Facility
For those who like a little bit of adventure, the eco house has a very tall climbing facility.
This facility also doubles as a rest room.
12. The Eco-House
Finally, the focal point of the whole property is, of course, the Eco House. The house, owned by engineer and Cebu City councilor Nestor Archival, contains various art pieces created by different Cebuano artists.
Various parts of the house are also created using recycled materials like soda cans, bottles, pvc pipes, and other materials.
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Don’t forget to visit the Archival Eco House today!
Archival Eco House
Sitio Ylaya, Barangay Talamban, Cebu City
To schedule a tour/visit, contact Tel No.s: +(6332)-2338760, +(6332)-2532184