Caddie's 2019

HOUSE NAME
Caddie’s
Address
Rathdowney QLD 4287
Booking required – see link below
Open
10am – 4pm
House Open Style
Wild Mountains Trust Open Day: Booking required
Housing Type
Shared Community
Project Type
New Build
Designer
Emma Scragg Architect
Builder
Richard Zoomers
House Size
90m2
Number of bedrooms
4
Number of bathrooms
1
Open with support of
Wild Mountains Trust, Nature Play

Caddies, named in memory of a passionate volunteer at Wild Mountains, is the home for long-term volunteers.

Designed as a private home or a cosy shared house for up to 4 staff members, it was completed in 1998 with a large team of volunteers. Timber inside and out, much of this was sourced on site or in the nearby area.

The house has a slow-combustion wood stove for cooking and hot water, a composting toilet and is connected into the water and solar power supply of Wild Mountains. The building is oriented to capture northern sun when it reaches through the forest and the bay window is a favourite sitting spot for residents and visitors.

Built using simple solid timber construction (framing, floors, wall cladding, stair and lining, ceilings, cabinetry)

Designed by Emma Scragg Architect

Book tickets here to visit Caddie’s and other houses at Wild Mountains.

To find out about other homes and amenities that will be open for Sustainable House Day click here

This home is supported by

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
BAL Rating
N/A
Roofing materials
Metal (Zincalume)
Wall materials (external and internal)
Timber
Window and door types
Awning
Casements
Recycled and reused
Basins/sinks
Glass
Paving
Timber
Windows
Sustainable materials
Minimal processed materials and sourced locally
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Double layer sisalation
Insulation - External walls
Type: Reflective insulation
Healthy home
Cross flow ventilation
Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
Natural light and ventilation
Natural oil sealer/finishes
All electric home
No
Renewable energy
Solar PV off-grid
Size of PV system
Part of the Wild Mountains solar off-grid
Water heating
Wood fire wetback
Passive heating cooling
Cross ventilation
Passive solar designed home
Active heating cooling
Slow combustion wood stove for cooking also
Energy efficiency
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Water harvesting and saving
Above ground rainwater storage
Type: Concrete - part of Main Hall site
Size: 4 x 44,000L (3 under hall and one header tank)
Grey water system
Composting toilet
Garden / Outdoors
Native plants
Waste Reduction
Compost all food scraps
Plastic free household
Recycle
Repair
Swap with friends and neighbours