We plant one tree for every rental
Our commitment for a better future
To feel connected with the land and wild spaces was the raison d'être for our small family business. Now, the necessity to fight to protect our planet is more urgent and evident than ever. At Siesta Campers, we're committed to making real changes, taking meaningful action and seeing these to fruition. They say that sustainability starts in your own backyard and we are quite literally doing just that!
We’re reforesting Portugal
We've bought 4.5 hectares of protected nature reserve in the Serra da Caldeirão. The original wild forests in this zone were slowly destroyed to make way for agriculture, which was subsequently neglected due to the migration of the population's youth. In 2012 devastating forest fires swept through, wiping out local livelihoods and the remaining trees. We've partnered with Gone West and in collaboration with local landowners we will plant one native tree for every booking received.
Reforestation, that's the easy part! We want you to get involved and be part of this exciting project. We'll soon be looking for forest guardians to help us protect and rewild this zone thus nurturing biodiversity. From November 2022 onwards we will organize local community planting days. If you want to get involved, please reach out and If you'd like to contribute in a different way, see our recent article on Responsible Travel for inspiration.
Present & future
We're going electric!
2022 will see our first hybrid vans. By 2026 we have plans to roll with fully electric campers.
Responsibly sourced materials
We convert all our vans in-house using wood sourced from FSC-certified forests.
Sustainability code of conduct
We hold our staff to a high standard and encourage our customers to practice our sustainability code of conduct.
Free portable toilets
We offer portable chemical toilets free of charge with every booking to keep waste out of Portugal's sensitive habitats.
No single-use plastics
All our vans come with everything needed for a comfortable camping experience including cutlery, glassware, plates, bowls, bedding, eco-friendly soap & cleaning supplies. No single-use plastics here.
We comply with EU regulations regarding recycling workshop material. We have contracts with Carmona responsible waste management .