Sustainaburbia house 2015

HOUSE NAME
Sustainaburbia house
Address:
Hamilton Hill 6163
Housing Type
Standalone House
House Size
120m2
Number of bedrooms
2
Number of bathrooms
2
Project Type
Retrofit
Entry Fee
Gold Coin For Hilton Harvest Community Garden
Opening Hours
10-4

Sustainaburbia – 31 Burridge Way, Hamilton Hill

Welcome to Sustainaburbia! Our 1960’s brick veneer house provided many challenges to retrofit to be more sustainable and energy efficient. We are located on the south side of a hill with a beautiful gumtree to our north (which we cant bare to chop down) and to start with we had no north facing windows. Since we bought the house in 2002 we’ve made heaps of changes – come and have a poke around!

We have a louvered pergola, 3.1kW grid connected solar PV system (half north facing, half west facing) provides as with power and Solarhart system for hot water. A 14,000 litre rainwater system is hooked up to whole property we also have a Greyflow greywater system.

We have a productive gardens with vegies, 20 productive trees/vines and chooks plus a water wise native garden. We have hot and cold composting, fridge worm farm and dog poo worm farm. Our garden was featured on Gardening Australia, episode 2 2013.

Recently we added a small studio space and a large outdoor deck area under a louvered pergola. Shady in summer, sunny in winter!

We will be talking on our favourite subjects during the day:

10.15am – Amy on home composting (yes, you can do it!)

11am and 2.30pm – Adam on fruit trees and fruit fly┬ácontrol

Please come and visit, we’ll have the billy boiling for a cuppa all day.

Gold coin donation with proceeds going to Hilton Harvest Community Garden.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Cost estimate of sustainable home/features
Ongoing retrofit
Universal Design Features
Adaptive design
Building Type
Brick veneer
Sustainable materials
Woolen batts
Windows and Doors
Low-e, films
Louvre windows
Window/door materials and coverings
Timber
Aluminium
Blinds
Drapes
Pelmets
Renewable energy
Solar PV grid connect
Water heating
Solar hot water (flat panel)
Passive heating cooling
Shading
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
Insulation
Ceiling
Type: woolen batts,
Rating: r2.5
Water harvesting and water saving
Above ground storage
Type: Poly tank, wet system,
Size: 14,000L
Greywater system
Drip irrigation
Storage connected to
Garden
Whole house
Energy efficiency
Efficient lighting
Draught proofing
Energy monitoring
Garden/Outdoors
Drip irrigation
Water wise plants
Edible garden
Organic
Permaculture
Composting
Native plants
Chickens
Previously Open
2009, 2012
Council property located in:
Cockburn
Connected to gas?
Yes