Candys earthship 2019

HOUSE NAME
Candys earthship
Address
Narara NSW 2250
Booking required – see link below
Open
10am – 4pm
House Open Style
Narara Ecovillage Event: Booking required
Entry fee or Donation
$10 (suggested donation amount to visit all houses open at Narara Ecovillage)
Donations supporting
Narara Eco Living Network
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
New Build
Designer
Martin Freney
Builder
Owner Builder
Number of bedrooms
2
Number of bathrooms
2
Open with support of
Narara Eco Living Network

Candys Earthship is designed to make minimal use of public utilities and fossil fuels. Natural heating and cooling occur because of appropriate location of thermal mass and insulation as well as position of the home.

Tropical food plants are grown in the entryway using water from rain tanks and greywater from washing machine. The plants provide fresh air and food. This 2 bedroom design is for a small suburban block, only 15 meters in the north south direction.

I had a total of 3m cubed rubbish to land fill. Wood from village as well as labor were sourced locally first. My kitchen was from freecycle and extra parts were used in utility room. Most tiles were collected from roadside over two year period.

Designed by Martin Freeney form Earthship Ironbank

Toyota Prius EV on display for SHD

This home is open as part of the Narara Ecovillage Open Day. To see other homes that are open at the village, click here. To visit this house and the ecovillage, book tickets here.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
Cost estimate of sustainable home/features
$20,000
Total cost of home when constructed
$300,000
Universal design accessability
Adaptive design
Universal Design Features
100cm minimum door opening width
Flush thresholds (no lip) to all external doors
Hobless showers
Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
Minimum 110cm wide hallways
No stairs/steps
Power points at 60cm above floor level and 50cm from internal corners
Shower head on rail for various heights
Slip resistant flooring
Window openings easily accessible
BAL Rating
BAL – 12.5: Ember attack with heat up to 12.5kW/m2
Roofing materials
Metal (Colorbond)
Wall materials (external and internal)
Cob construction
Earthwall
Lightweight construction (timber frame)
Rammed earth
Strawbale
Stone
Structural insulated panels (SIP's)
Timber
Window and door types
Awning
Clerestory windows
Double glazing
Recycled and reused
Aggregate
Appliances
Basins/sinks
Bottles
Bricks
Cans
Concrete
Doors
Glass
Insulation
Kitchen cabinets
Light fixtures
Paving
Rocks/stone
Sleepers
Timber
Tyres
Windows
Sustainable materials
Construction workshops to teach natural building techniques. Salvaged insulated panels (old cool room panels from the eco village) used to insulate tyre retaining wall.
Insulation - Under roof
Type: Reflective foil
Rating: R0.1
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Rating: R5.0
Insulation - External walls
Type: Straw (stawbale walls)
Rating: R8.0
Insulation - Internal walls
Type: Cob walls
Rating: R1.0
Healthy home
Cabinet design to minimise dust collection
Chemical free cleaning products used
Cross flow ventilation
Indoor plants for air filtration
Lime render/wash
Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
Natural fibre furnishings
Natural light and ventilation
Natural oil sealer/finishes
No carpets
"Greenhouse" conservatory space with automated ventilation system and integrated laundry.
All electric home
Yes
Renewable energy
Energy storage/battery
Solar PV grid connect
Size of PV system
3kW
Water heating
Hot water heat pump
Passive heating cooling
Cross ventilation
Passive solar designed home
Shading
Thermal mass
Earthtubes (underground pipes)
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
Heat pump
Energy efficiency
Draught proofing
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Smart home features
Automated ventilation in "greenhouse" conservatory space.
Electric vehicle
Manufacturer/type:Toyota Prius
Water harvesting and saving
Above ground rainwater storage
Type:
Size:
Underground rainwater storage
Type: Concrete tanks
Size: 12,800L (4 x 3200L)
Blackwater system
Grey water system
Stormwater management
Low flow shower heads
Low flow taps
Drip irrigation
Garden / Outdoors
Community vegetable garden
Composting
Drip irrigation
Edible garden
Organic
Permaculture
Water wise plants
Average Daily Energy Consumption Per Person
2kWh
Average Daily Water Usage Per Person
100L
Waste Reduction
Compost all food scraps
Recycle
Repair
Swap with friends and neighbours
Try to be by 2020 plastic free household