Do you know how a passive house works? Can you dry fruit the same way people did 200 years ago? Are plant roots enough to purify wastewater? How to use solar energy? And what is it like to stay in a certified eco guesthouse? Find out in a unique ecovillage that even Britain's King Charles visited.

The then heir to the throne of the United Kingdom did not choose Hostětín by chance, it was not just a formal state visit. Like the rest of the royal family, he is interested in ecology, the environment, climate protection, and sustainable development.

What King Charles saw

The Prince of Wales's steps led to a local woodchip-burning boiler, which provides heat for the village. He also looked at the root zone wastewater treatment plant as well as the organic cider house and the historic fruit drying plant. In addition, energy-saving lights were already shining in the streets, solar collectors or photovoltaic power plants covered the roofs of the houses, and the first Czech public building to meet the passive standard was built (the headquarters of the Veronica Institute).

Stay in a passive house

Modern interiors using natural materials such as clay plaster, unfired bricks, straw insulation, or solid wood will not leave you unmoved by the Veronica Centre's eco-guesthouse. It is a passive house and its operation is certified as environmentally friendly. Here you can sample home-cooked organic food and relax in the local demonstration natural garden and orchard. There will also be a demonstration of traditional crafts.


Centrum Veronica Hostětín
Hostětín 86
687 71 Hostětín