The Beach House, Burntisland

Offsetting carbon emissions from guests staying at our beachfront cottage in Fife.

Add to this grove
The Beach House is a wheelchair-accessible, dog-friendly guest space adjoining a family home on the Fife Coastal Path.
It was built in the Victorian era and what is now the guest space was originally the Town Baths. We set up this grove to offset the carbon used by our guests.
The Beach House, Burntisland
Want to see the maths?
We have a Loop Energy monitor installed which shows the total household average energy use per year of:
  • 4,680 kwh electricity
  • 20,800 kwh gas
We generously estimate that a third of this is generated by the guest cottage:
  • 1,600 electricity
  • 7,000 kwh gas
That's about 1.75 tonnes of carbon, according to CarbonFootprint.com.
As it takes 4 trees to offset one tonne, by planting one a month, we should offset three tonnes a year, which easily covers the carbon emissions. Following teh extra restrictions we need to take around Covid risks, we started planting an extra tree, so now plant 2 a month.
Does this make it ok?
No! This doesn't mean we can use up power with reckless abandon. We still do everything we can to minimise our impact on the environment.
Our community and environment work - The Beach House
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Donations

3 trees
Kindly donated by Fife Street Champions group
Donated by The Beach House
27/10/2020
2 trees
Donated by The Beach House
25/10/2020
2 trees
Donated by The Beach House
25/09/2020
2 trees
Donated by The Beach House
25/08/2020
2 trees
Donated by The Beach House
25/07/2020
1 tree
Donated by The Beach House
25/06/2020
1 tree
Donated by The Beach House
25/05/2020
1 tree
Donated by The Beach House
25/04/2020
1 tree
Donated by The Beach House
25/03/2020
2 trees
Love this idea! Thanks for introducing it to us!
Donated by NuGen Recycling
11/03/2020
3 trees
Donated by The Lewis Family
10/03/2020
1 tree
Donated by The Beach House
25/02/2020
1 tree
Donated by The Beach House
25/01/2020
1 tree
Donated by The Beach House
25/12/2019
1 tree
Donated by The Beach House
25/11/2019
1 tree
Donated by The Beach House
25/10/2019
1 tree
Donated by The Beach House, Burntisland
22/10/2019
1 tree
Donated by Welcome tree
05/10/2019