Jazz's 9-Star Home 2019

Jazz’s 9-Star Home
Narara NSW 2250
Booking required – see link below
10am – 4pm
House Open Style
Narara Ecovillage Event: Booking required
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
New Build
Living Green Designer Homes & Craig Farrugia Building Design
Living Green Designer Homes P/L
House Size
Number of bedrooms
Number of bathrooms
Open with support of
Narara Eco Living Network

Jazz’s passion was to live in the Ecovillage, her budget meant that she could only do a small home. Part of the Ecovillage vision, mission and aim is to build sustainable housing and be a demonstration village to the wider community.

The house has achieved a 9-star rating. Thermal mass/insulation will help to keep the home warm in winter and cool in summer without resorting to excess heating or air conditioning. There will be a concrete slab on ground, Scyon cladding for the external walls and a colorbond roof. There are only 2 windows on the south side and all are double glazed.

Jazz will not have a dishwasher or tumble dryer in the home.

Designed by Living Green Designer Homes and built by Craig Farrugia Building Design


This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 9 stars using NatHERS accredited software (BERS Pro). Find out how the star ratings work on the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) website.




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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Years Open
Cost estimate of sustainable home/features
Total cost of home when constructed
$170,000 to $180,000
Universal design accessability
Adaptive design
Universal Design Features
80cm minimum door opening width
Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
No stairs/steps
BAL Rating
BAL – 29: Increasing levels of ember attack and ignition of debris with a heat flux of up to 29kW/m2
Roofing materials
Metal (Colorbond)
Wall materials (external and internal)
Lightweight construction (timber frame)
Window and door types
Double glazing
Sliding windows/doors
Window and door shading
Honeycomb blinds
Recycled and reused
Kitchen cabinets
Insulation - Under roof
Type: Reflective foil
Rating: R1.3
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Bulk – polyester
Rating: R5.0
Insulation - External walls
Type: Bulk – polyester
Rating: R2.5
Insulation - Internal walls
Type: Bulk – polyester
Rating: R2.5
Healthy home
Airtight house design
Chemical free cleaning products used
Cross flow ventilation
Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
No carpets
All electric home
Renewable energy
Solar PV grid connect
Size of PV system
Water heating
Hot water heat pump
Passive heating cooling
Cross ventilation
Passive solar designed home
Thermal mass
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
Energy efficiency
Draught proofing
Efficient lighting
Water harvesting and saving
Above ground rainwater storage
Type: Slimline water tank
Size: 2000L rain water tank
Stormwater management
NEV Recycled water system connected to toilets & 1 garden tap
Garden / Outdoors
Native plants
Waste Reduction
Compost all food scraps
Swap with friends and neighbours