Our Green Initiatives
Solar Energy

We're proud of the fact that over 50% of our annual electricity is generated by solar panels.   This saves over 36 barrels of oil every year! You you won't see any solar panels on our property because we purchase the electricity from the farm across the street which has an extensive solar array.


We recycle glass, metal & cardboard and compost all our organic waste. This has enabled us to reduce our impact on local landfills by nearly 65%!

Energy Efficiency

To use less energy we've replaced our boiler with a high efficiency model and use programmable thermostats. Our air conditioners are ultra efficient and we utilize LED or fluorescent lights everywhere possible.

If you have questions or suggestions, please let us know. We're always looking for new ways to reduce our environmental footprint.

We make every effort possible to reduce our carbon footprint and our impact on the local environment.

Here's a brief list of our current efforts.


382 Hewitt Road Bristol Vermont 05443

Your Hosts - Sue and Steve Alario

It all started with with a backpacking trip in 1975 near Killington in Gifford Woods - we were hooked - so after raising a family and watching all of our kids move to Vermont, we decided to follow them to the Green Mountain State.

It took some time, but we finally found the perfect place to live and work. Dreamhouse is the special place we chose to provide friends we haven’t met yet with a truly enjoyable place to kick back and relax.  We are bakers, culinary enthusiasts and avid supporters of the arts and the environment. Finding this home was a dream come true for us.  Can we help you fulfill one of your dreams?