Frog Palace 2019

HOUSE NAME
Frog Palace
Address
Brentwood WA 6153
Open
10am – 4pm
House Open Style
Open House – No booking required
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
Renovation
House Size
150m2 approx.
Number of bedrooms
3
Number of bathrooms
2

Frog Palace is a loving retrofit of a post-war, double-brick construction. Over 25 years, the original grass-desert has been replaced with an orchard, chickens, veggies and herbs, as well as zones for native species. A partial land swap means that instead of a shadowed back-yard, the garden now enjoys a double frontage. Our expanded northern aspect delivers solar passive comfort as well as savings.

Katherine’s commitment to living lightly and kindly is evident in ever-improving systems. She’s passionate about sharing environmental insights and life-hacks. Frog Palace is a hub for neighbours and travelers interested in intentional living.

Bruce is a guru of all things energy and transport related. You’ll see our electric vehicles (car and bikes) at SHD.

Mitsubishi i-MiEV EV on display for SHD

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
Universal Design Features
Hobless showers
Various heights for benches in kitchens
BAL Rating
BAL – Low: There is insufficient risk to warrant specific construction requirements
Roofing materials
Tiles (Clay)
Wall materials (external and internal)
Double brick
Window and door types
Sliding windows/doors
Skylights
Window and door shading
Blinds
Drapes/curtains
Pelmets
Solar pergola
Recycled and reused
Appliances
Basins/sinks
Bathroom cabinets
Bricks
Concrete
Doors
Glass
Kitchen cabinets
Paving
Rocks/stone
Roofing material
Timber
Windows
Steel beams, timber and roof tiles
Sustainable materials
Reclaimed tiles, steel and timber beams in extension. Almost all garden components are salvaged.
Insulation - Under roof
Type: Reflective foil
Rating: R1.5
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Rating: R2.5
Insulation - External walls
Type: Reflective polystyrene
Rating: R2.5
Healthy home
Cabinet design to minimise dust collection
Chemical free cleaning products used
Cross flow ventilation
Indoor plants for air filtration
Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
Natural light and ventilation
Natural oil sealer/finishes
No carpets
All electric home
No
Passive heating cooling
Cross ventilation
Passive solar designed home
Shading
Thermal mass
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
Split system airconditioner
Energy efficiency
Draught proofing
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Electric vehicle
Manufacturer/type:Mitsubishi i-MiEV + two electric bikes
Water harvesting and saving
Above ground rainwater storage
Type: Tank
Size: 1000 litres
Stormwater management
Low flow shower heads
Garden / Outdoors
Bee hotels/friendly
Chickens
Community vegetable garden
Composting
Edible garden
Organic
Permaculture
Native plants
Water wise plants
Average Daily Energy Consumption Per Person
3 kWhr
Average Daily Water Usage Per Person
7 kL
Waste Reduction
Compost all food scraps
Plastic free household
Recycle
Repair
Swap with friends and neighbours