In Brief

The Cottage Lodge B&B in the UK offers guests the opportunity 'to reduce their impact on the environment and get fit at the same time' by using a bike to power their TV.

Hard on the heels of our story about WeWatt’s pedal-powered WeBike table comes word of a similar innovation, this time from the hospitality industry. Enter the UK’s Cottage Lodge, which now features a pedal-powered TV in one of its green-minded guest rooms.

Nestled in the heart of the New Forest village of Brockenhurst in the UK’s Hampshire region, the Cottage Lodge bills itself as an “eco chic” bed and breakfast built with sustainability in mind. Nowhere is that focus more evident than in its solar-powered Standing Hat room, which was constructed from locally sourced Douglas Fir. Bamboo flooring, a handmade bed and a woodburning stove are also on hand, but perhaps most interesting of all is the room’s pedal-powered TV, which is “perfect for those who want to reduce their impact on the environment and get fit at the same time,” the hotel explains.

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