Solar Skillion Sleepout 2018

HOUSE NAME
Solar Skillion Sleepout
Address:
Benalla 3672
(Full address of homes will only be displayed 2 weeks prior to SHD)
Open
10am – 4pm
House Open Style
Open House – No booking required
Entry fee or Donation
Gold coin
Donations supporting
Benalla Sustainable Futures Group
Housing Type
Tiny Home
Project Type
Continual Improvement
Designer
Howard Bartlett
Builder
Transbuild Victoria
House Size
26m2
Number of bedrooms
1
Number of bathrooms
1
Open with support of
Renewable Energy Benalla (REB)

Howard and Bernie had an energy-efficient sleepout designed and built that is attached to the existing house by a covered walkway, forming part of a complex of four buildings.

New buildings are solar oriented and follow the four golden rules of good design related to sunlight, open spaces, access and privacy.

The owners have a website SOAP House Design describing benefits of passive solar orientation.

All roofs are skillion and oriented to the north, which shade the buildings in summer and omit the winter sun. They are all 10-degree-pitched, with a cantilever pitch to the north side.

One building is rented from time to time, and three are used by the owners as sleepout, artists studio and house under renovation.

Gold coin donations will go to Benalla Sustainable Futures Group.

To read more about this house in the Owner Builder magazine, click here.

Read more about this home and others that opened their homes for SHD2017  Sustainable House Day | Border and North East properties open doors – The Border Mail, published 15 September 2017.

If you would like to find out more about sustainable design, Soap House Design are hosting a free workshop on Wednesday 13 September. Click here for details.

To find out more about the NatHERS (Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme) click here.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Previously Open
2017
2016
Cost estimate of sustainable home/features
$90,000
Window and door types
Double glazing
Sustainable materials
Double glazing, fully insulated
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Joists and plasterboard
Rating: R4.2
Insulation - Under floor
Type: Ceramic tile on particleboard and tile underlay
Rating: R4.2
Energy star rating type
NatHERS
Energy star rating
6.1 Stars
All electric home
Yes
Water heating
Very small hot water system for the bathroom
Passive heating cooling
Cross-ventilation
Shading
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
Heat pump
Energy efficiency
Draught proofing
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Very small hot water service
Garden/Outdoors
Native plants
Water-wise plants