We are proud to have found this house and rescued it from possible demolition. We had the vision to restore one of Pacific City’s oldest buildings in to what you see today. With our loving restoration, we were able to breath new life in this family home. We took care, respecting what was here and returned the style that had been removed. Our plan was to do it with the smallest impact possible. This didn’t come without some challenges during the restoration and challenges we face today to become greener and have a smaller impact on our planet.
One challenge we face today is living in a remote area like Pacific City increases our driving to get the basic supplies for our business. We are too small for food companies to deliver to us, so we must go shopping for food weekly. We always combine our errands to that one shopping day. We shop in Tillamook or Lincoln City, depending on errands we need to run. We go to Salem or Portland about every 2 weeks and we combine many errands to one trip. Mike rarely gets in a car. Living in a small, remote town has its up side as well. We walk most places we need to go. Laura rides a scooter that gets about 80 mpg. Mikes motorcycle gets about 37 mpg. Errands that can be done on 2 wheels are. How much more green is a small B&B in a small town on the Oregon Coast?
We are partners with Carbonfund.org and our reducing the B&B's carbon footprint by supporting
alternative energy projects throughout the country.
OBBG Green Inspection Program
We are a certified green lodging property. We have met the guidelines of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild's "Green Inspection Program". This program has been developed through a partnership with Sustainable Travel International. It is one more step we have taken to our commitment to sustainable, green travel. As part of the program, we have aligned with other B&B’s that are also committed to engaging in practices that promote the sustainability of our planet's natural resources.
This website supports properties that are making efforts to be environmentally friendly. They rate properties on a 4 leaf system, we are "Very Good Rating, 3 Green Eco-Leafs."
You can purchase Green-e certified renewable energy certificates, Green Tags, to help offset the carbon footprint of your travel to The Craftsman B&B. Please add Green Tags to you reservation and offset your carbon impact.