Ferreira House 2017

HOUSE NAME
Ferreira House
Address:
Hamilton Hill 6163
(Only homes open this year show full addresses)
Open
10:00am - 4:00pm
Entry fee or Donation
Gold Coin Donation. Proceeds to Winterfold Primary School P&C
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
Retrofit Continual Improvement
House Size
block 812m2 house 250m2
Number of bedrooms
4
Number of bathrooms
2

This house is being supported by Solar Dwellings and The Forever Project. Since retrofitting his 1950’s home and garden, Chris is opening his home garden to show how his garden has bloomed – and how he is set to survive during the coming Perth summer. Tours throughout the day covering food production, Waterwise and native species, soil improvement, best practice fertiliser use, how to use plants for natural heating and cooling, and much more!

The retrofitting journey undertaken at Chris’ home can be viewed on ForeverVision, a series of sustainability video segments available on the Forever Project website.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Previously Open
since 2011
Cost estimate of sustainable home/features
$100,000
Estimate of annual savings
no power bill for 4 years & halved water cosumption
Window and door types
Double glazing
Louvre windows
Recycled and reused
Timber
Windows
Doors
Paving
tiles
Healthy home
non toxic paint
Energy star rating type
Arcactive
Energy star rating
8.2 stars
Connected to gas?
Yes
Renewable energy
Solar PV grid connect
Water heating
gas
Passive heating cooling
Shading
Cross ventilation
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
gas heater
Energy efficiency
Efficient lighting
Draught proofing
Efficient appliances
Water harvesting and saving
Underground storage
Greywater system
Low flow shower heads
Low flow taps
Drip irrigation
Garden/Outdoors
Drip irrigation
Water wise plants
Edible garden
Organic
Permaculture
Composting
Community garden
Native plants
Green walls
Chickens