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A family in Central Otago runs a startup that sustains renewable energy goals


The launching of the ecotourism business in the rural part of Otago is the best idea right now. The thought needs a visionary person or is mad about the project, and Rik Deaton has two abilities. Rik will invest with the help of his three sons, Wanaka local Rik and his dear wife Juliet, who have launched LandEscape, which is sustainable and focuses on renewable energy ventures combined with the splendor landscape of the Central Otago which is favorable with mobility bikes. The location is near Deaton’s land, which is close to the River Hawea. LandEscape contains a fleet of 80 electric bikes that will be available for hire with eight wood-fired chlorine-free, relaxing places that include hot tubs during the day and the night. The road in the LandEscape is nine kilometers wide, making it easy for someone to trail guests with immerses in the wonderland intermontane.
The business is a bold business idea because of the spectacular setting and the different variables tapping into the market that has numerous potentials. The landscape idea might change a lot of things in the coming six months because the current corona pandemic has caused the people in the ecotourism sector to refocus on the means they use to survive in the business.
Most businesses are struggling to maintain their standards in Wanaka because of the market barren for international visitors. According to Deaton’s, the condition in the LandEscape has not been soft in the past few months. Rik said the situation has been hard, and most of their staff are at home for leave because of COVID 19. Rik added they had seven employees, including his wife and their son Spencer. All the staffs are currently at home, and only family members are on the site.
The land of the venue is for Rik family, which has to cushion them from rent, and they are trying to stop developments in the site so that they can cut cost so that they can go through with ease. The government’s various initiatives to cushion businesses have helped them maintain the business with fewer employees during this period. Rik said they are hopeful to manage the business when the international visitors start to flow soon. The family purchased the land in 1991, and its primary purpose was to develop a rural property

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