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depths holiday rentals

The depths of holiday rentals!
Tamara: surely these could be closed down as they won't have VVs?


Defecating in the open and renting a wooden hut in Lanzarote.

A "grotesque" 'SkyCabin' is offered on Airbnb as tourist accommodation in a protected area of Lanzarote

The Canary Islands, and Lanzarote in particular, have become the usual terrain of implausible tourist accommodation advertisements that sometimes border on the surreal. In this case, it is not tents on rooftops or containers on neglected lots, but a wooden hut offered as an "eco-cabin" or "SkyCabin" for 51 euros a night, which has been described as "grotesque" by the mayor of the municipality of Haría, Alfredo Villalba.

According to El Día, the ad published on Airbnb shows a small triangular hut made of four boards of wood chipboard in a wasteland near the Natural Monument of La Corona, a protected area that includes the volcano of the same name, in the northern municipality of Haría.

In the publication of the vacation rental platform, it can be read that this accommodation is a "triangular construction type Canadian cabin built with wood and integrated into the environment". "Unplug and connect with yourself in this sustainable haven. Relax to the rhythm of the wind and enjoy the tranquility of the landscape," reads the description of the post.

Hygiene is conspicuous by its absence

The most surprising thing about the ad is the image in which you can see the supposed bathroom, outdoors and made of wooden pallets, whose 'toilet' is literally a garbage can. However, the hostess describes it as a bathroom that uses the "dry toilet without wasting water" method, and that the waste is used to make compost.

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Stay in a Ford Transit in the middle of a garden in Fuerteventura.

There seems to be no end to the endless controversies related to tourism and the "new modalities" of accommodation in the Canary Islands

The messes in terms of vacation rentals do not stop manifesting themselves throughout the archipelago. Tents in premises and rooftops, wooden houses with the toilet in the open air and now in Fuerteventura a Ford Transit in the middle of the garden, but without WIFI so that users can detoxify from the digital world.

In a report published today by the website of the newspaper La Provincia, this new modality is exposed, which is located in the municipality of Pájara, in the area of Las Hermosas.

"Stay in Fuerteventura's star protection zone and enjoy the views of the mountains. There is a red transport Ford in the garden, where one to two people can stay comfortably," said host Katrin.

A prerequisite is to "be a nature lover". Surrounded by animals as can be shown in the promotional photos, both the shower with only cold water and the toilet are outdoors. In addition, the laundry service is additional with a price of 5 euros, according to the same advertisement.

The bed, inside the van, is 90 by 200 wide.

"I recommend renting a car, as the estate is a bit off the beaten path and the nearest town with shopping facilities and restaurant is 3 kilometres away," advises Katrin.

The price is usually around 29 euros per night. For example, 5 nights in this establishment from March 5 to 10 would cost the interested party or parties for 129 euros in total.

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People will always find a way to make Money!!
Motor homes,transits,Garage store rooms (trasteros) are all rented out in Cotillo.
The local Police just drive past.
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Radio Sintonia:

The City Council of La Oliva acts in response to the complaint of improper activities in Piedra Playa.

In a coordinated action between the departments of Beaches and Environment of the City of La Oliva, a response has been given to a neighborhood complaint about improper activities on the Piedra Playa beach, south of El Cotillo.

"Yesterday, together with a team of operators and with the collaboration of the Local Police, we have intervened in the cleaning and clearing of the affected area," said Mayor Isaí Blanco, highlighting the municipal action to address the situation.

According to the City Council of La Oliva, the reported incident involved the opening of trenches and the installation of an inappropriate chemical toilet in one of them, along with garbage bags that apparently contained fecal waste. "Leaving this situation without intervening would have led to a greater degradation of the environment, becoming an area of neglect," said Julio Santana, councilor for Beaches.

For his part, the Councilor for the Environment, David Fajardo, highlighted the municipal commitment to the preservation of the natural environment: "It is unacceptable that our natural heritage is disrespected in this way. We have acted energetically and will continue to do so to ensure the conservation of our beaches and natural environments."

The operation, which had the active participation of the councillors involved, was carried out successfully, removing all discarded items from the beach. The City Council of La Oliva reiterates its call to citizens to preserve and respect the natural spaces of the municipality.
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That is a disgraceful and disgusting carry on. I as a camper van user will bring my toilet waste home and dispose of it at home if there are no black water disposal facilities. This method of burying it in the sand is so dangerous, and totally illegal.
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The authorities need to get a grip and create specific places for ‘camper vans’ to park and dispose of their waste appropriately. The only answer is to make it illegal for them to park wherever they please, to pollute and spoil the environment. It’s just got out of control. Every Tom, Dick and Luigi converting the back of their transit van into a mobile home and parking wherever they like. It’s wrong and needs to be controlled, pronto.
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