Property: 10
Location: Drysdale
Type: New 6.8 star home & BnB

This newly completed home and future BnB has been orientated for thermal performance, the bay views and creating a protected outdoor area. The architect designed, built by home SO’R Construction was a National Finalist in the 2017 HIA Greensmart Awards. As owner Anne became increasingly aware of the Earth’s dwindling resources so did her desire for a more sustainable and natural lifestyle. Once established, she aims to be sufficient in power, food and water.

Sustainable features include: extra draft sealing and insulation, rammed earth fireplaces, polished concrete floor, double glazed windows, wood heater and large water tanks connected to whole house. Fittings include: recycled and upcycled materials, LED Lighting, energy efficient appliances, low flow tapware, grid connected 5.2 kW PV system, power monitoring, heat pump HWS and worm farm black water treatment.

Property Features
  • Rammed earth fireplaces
  • Worm sewerage system
  • Heat pump hot water system
  • UPVC double glazing tiny display house by Thermosmart Windows
Experts On Site
  • Tim Adams – F2 Design
  • Shamus O’Reilly – SO’R Constructions
  • Alex, A&A Worm Farm Waste Systems – worm sewage supplier
  • Phil Hapgood, Radiant Energy Systems – solar installer
  • Colin Mills, Thermosmart Windows – UPVC local manufacturer of European style windows & doors