Hemp Cottage 2016

HOUSE NAME
Hemp Cottage
Address:
Spring Hill 3444
Housing Type
Standalone House
House Size
70m2 approx
Number of bedrooms
1
Number of bathrooms
1
Project Type
Renovation Retrofit
Entry Fee
$10
Opening Hours
10am to 3pm by pre-purchased ticket only

This is a farm property being renovated for a bed and breakfast.  It is a refurbishment and retrofit of an existing cottage which originally dates from the 1890s.

The rear part of the cottage has been retrofitted with hemp-lime walling for thermal properties, with a veranda added to shield from the western sun.  Other benefits include carbon sequestration.  Materials used are natural, recycled, rescued and re-purposed.  Double glazing and a composting toilet complete the sustainable attributes.Water will be harvested from three separate buildings.

Visitors will be able to feel the difference in ambient temperature between the old and new sections of the cottage, showcasing the acoustic and insulation properties of hemp.  The project is yet to be completed so you will be viewing the work completed to date.  You will also be treated to a chat about the many and varied uses and benefits of hemp and will be able to briefly observe a hemp building workshop in progress.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Cost estimate of sustainable home/features
$30,000
Universal Design Features
Multi-generational
Adaptive design
Building Type
Hempcrete
Recycled and reused
Timber
Doors
Kitchen/bath cabinets
Sustainable materials
Reclaimed bridge timbers, floorboards from an old school house, recycled fence palings, ceiling lining boards surplus from another project
Healthy home materials
Hemp seed oil for timber windows and doors, recycled kitchen without melamine or MDF
Windows and Doors
Double glazing
Window/door materials and coverings
Timber
Passive heating cooling
Shading
Cross ventilation
Insulation
Ceiling
Type: Timber lining, Earthwool insulation and sisilation,
Rating: R3
Water harvesting and water saving
Above ground storage
Type: Water tank,
Size: 22,500 litres
Greywater system
Stormwater management
Energy efficiency
Efficient lighting
Draught proofing
Efficient appliances
Garden/Outdoors
Garden is yet to be established
Council property located in:
Macedon Ranges
Sustainability organisations:
Yes
Connected to gas?
Yes