Its amazing how quickly 12 months can go by, especially when it's the first year of a new business venture.
We're taking this opportunity to reflect on what we have accomplished but more importantly to plan for 2016. Here are a few things that happened in the last 12 months at Karridale Cottages and Hop Farm:
changed our name to Karridale Cottages and Hop Farm to reflect our new addition - the hop yard
constructed and planted the first phase of our three phase hop yard
updated the cottage interiors to reflect our natural rustic style
built a new wood storage shed, bush carpentry at its best
added two 23,000 litre water tanks to provide a water source for our hop yard
installed a 5-kilowatt solar system to provide renewable energy to our cottages and hop yard
launched our new website and marketing photos to promote the new face of our Cottages on Air BnB, Stayz and Margaret River Tourism
planted 300 native seedlings to continue to increase the biodiversity of our native bushland
changed our cottage supplies to reflect our green edge including the use of environmental cleaning products and who gives a crap toilet paper
What a year, we're so proud of our efforts and have already stated to progress our next 12-month plan! Make sure to check our blog throughout the year to keep track of our progress.