Nele’s love for sustainable and eco hotels, farms and B&Bs has taken her across the globe. Her dream is to revive the old-fashioned hospitality sector one project/city/country at a time. Nele received her Bachelor’s degree in the heart of the hotel world – University of Nevada Las Vegas. After spending 3 years in Las Vegas, she helped build an Estonian casino company into an international corporation.
Nyenrode Business Universiteit awarded Nele an International MBA degree, after which she explored sustainable tourism in Peru, Greece and her native Estonia.
As a talented project manager Nele works with multinational teams across borders and time zones.
In Rakvere, Estonia, we developed the masterplan for the 671 Ha self-reliant Arkna Eco-Park. The park is built on a historical site tracing back to 1527, and becomes a primary tourist destination in the country, including a Polydome sustainable agriculture system.
We worked with Arkna Eco-Park to build a complete masterplan template for years to come, including its marketing strategy, identity, logos and brochures, closed loop metabolism, food system, event program, and design guidelines.
Polydome is a revolutionary approach to greenhouse agriculture that offers the possibility of commercial scale, net-zero-impact food production. The Polydome system strategically interweaves a wide variety of crops and animals, taking advantage of every inch of the greenhouse while eliminating the need for synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.
Polydome is an answer to a part of the world food crisis. With its high yields (60 – 90 kg per square meter), and diverse outputs (over 50 crops, two mushroom varieties, chickens, eggs, fish, and honey), even a small Polydome system can sustainably provide a varied food supply for a large population. Scalable. Proftiable.
Polydome has been extensively researched by Except and over 12 partners in the industry. Concept overview and technical details are published in a free open source book, downloadable below.