BIWA is a lab where inhabitants have decided to adopt a zero waste lifestyle and share their experience to truly engage into a zero waste tourism. Local purchase, use of necessary items only and reduction of waste.
Our zero waste lab is located in the heart of a fisherman village named Portsall, at the very far west of Brittany, located close by beautiful beaches (Tréompan, Trémazan, Penfoul,…).
The concept is highly inspired by the zero waste approach created by Bea Johnson. Based on five simple rules: refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rost.
A lot of people are interested about this concept but do not know where to start. To those people, we are telling them: “come and try, you have the power to change things!”
The interior design was imagined by a talented interior architect.
Sustainable materials, circular economy and upcycling driven.
A garden designed by a well-known garden architect including a finnish sauna with seaweed from Brittany for a very unique experience.
Organic wall paiting from Brittany
Tanguy origin France
Local sourcing of furniture
Zero waste and minimalism concept
Every day new initiatives are raising up to target zero waste.
Those initiatives are a lot inspired by pioneers like
Bea Johnson who decided in 2010 to adopt a zero waste lifestyle. (www.zerowastehome.blogspot.com)
5 key principles are important to process in the following order:
refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle, rost.
We want to help you live this experience by sharing some concrete examples of our daily life and practice a zero waste tourism approach.
Brest Bretagne Airport
40 minutes drive between the airport and BIWA loft in Portsall
Ville : Portsall
Pays : France
Région : Bretagne
Département : Finistère
Coordonnées GPS : 48,555593; -4,695261
Brest train station
40 minutes drive between the train station and BIWA lab in Portsall
Electric vehicle service (3 persons max) :
Booking 72 hours prior to arrival, price: 50€ (not included)
Direction Brest, then Guilers, Saint Renan, Lanrivoaré, and finally Ploudalmézeau and the fisherman village named Portsall.
Brest : 30 km
Ploudalmézeau : 4 km
Sea : 200 m
Shops : 300 m
Village center : 4 km
Located 25 kilometers / 15 miles away from Brest, inside the Pays d’Iroise and nearby Côte des Légendes. Portsall was not selected by accident. Indeed in 1978, Portsall was the place where the most severe oil pollution in the Atlantic ocean took place (Amoco Cadiz’s shipwreck).