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While we wait anxiously for clearance from various governments about international travel, we have not missed a beat during the Covid 19 shutdown. Knowing that we would have empty lodges for some time- we pivoted with our staff and undertook some massive renovation projects. We have used this long break of many months to make a number of improvements to our programs and take on maintenance and renovation projects that have long been on our “to-do’’ lists.
See the following text and photos for a complete listing- but we promise you it is extensive and we want to thank our staff for pitching in and wearing some new and different hats!
✓ Cleaned and refurbished skiffs to like-new condition with a fresh paint job.
✓ Constructed a new Observation Tower overlooking the Ibera Marshland.
✓ Renovated 2 new guest rooms with private en-suite bathrooms, bringing the total room count to 7.
✓ Restored and reinforced our private landing strip and constructed a new “Welcome Pavillion” at the end of the strip.
✓ Completed renovation of the new open-concept kitchen.
✓ Constructed a new wood-fired clay oven.
✓ Installed brand new roof.
✓ Improved on-site farm-to-table produce area with a new hen house, vegetable garden, and composting area.
✓ Finished the new dock complete with a wooden walkway up to the lodge grounds.
✓ Installed new minibar units in all guest rooms.
✓ New outdoor cooking area with a wood-fired clay oven.
✓ Established a new and improved vegetable garden.
✓ Constructed a new game room with a stocked bar.
✓ New Wooden Hot Tub.
✓ Two new customized 21’ skiffs to fish the Paraná River, coupled with brand new 200 hp. 4 stroke Suzuki engines.
✓ Finished a new road to Menendez River that will shorten the drive and make it more comfortable for guests.
✓ Renovated the guides’ house.
✓ Purchased new land adjacent to KauTapen’s property.
✓ Constructed a new wind-energy generation system for the River House.
✓ Modernized the fire with a new cooking oven.
✓ Renovated Managers’ housing.
✓ Built a new look-out with views of Lanín Volcano and Chimehuín river.
✓ Constructed new deck and parking lot.
✓ Finished a new wader storage room.
✓ Added new siding to exterior of the lodge.
✓ Added new solar panels and inverters generating renewable power for the lodge.
✓ Constructed a new composting area in the garden area.
✓ Developed new vegetable garden and hen house.
✓ New decks.
The years 2020-21 will certainly be long remembered for its challenges. Nevertheless, we hope that now is the right time for all of us to take on a more optimistic worldview given that vaccines are beginning to be distributed. We hope we will see relaxed travel restrictions and a rapid return to normalcy at our lodges and around the globe.
All the best,
Nervous Waters team.