Kendenup House 2019

HOUSE NAME
Kendenup House
Address
Kendenup WA 6323
Open
10am – 4pm
House Open Style
Open House – No booking required
Housing Type
Country Home
Project Type
New Build
Designer
Owner designed
Builder
Owner Builder
Number of bedrooms
5
Number of bathrooms
2

This owner designed and built double storey home has many aspects of true sustainability:

  • orientation
  • colour
  • airflow
  • thermal mass
  • sustainable and recycled timbers
  • natural light
  • shade
  • solar panels
  • own water supply
  • wood heating
  • sustainable vegetable gardens with sustainable fertilising practices and fruit trees.

The running costs are minimal, the solar panels almost make a zero cost to electricity, the wood heating also can be used to cook meals. Independent water supply, 92,000L from six water tanks meets all our household and garden needs.

The outdoor area which flows from the indoors has a unique design with an outdoor kitchen, fire pit and pizza oven along with seating, gardens and recycled stones, looking out to a beautiful relaxing countryside.

This property has been our passion of sustainability, the house took us ten years to build with most of that time doing homework, seeking timbers and getting invaluable advice from a family member who works for a City Town Planning Firm.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
Cost estimate of sustainable home/features
$25,000
Total cost of home when constructed
$250,000
Estimate of annual savings
$5250
Universal design accessability
Adaptive design
Disability access
Multi-generational
Universal access
Wheelchair access
Universal Design Features
100cm minimum door opening width
Hobless showers
Kitchen bench/table for wheelchairs to access (75-85cm high)
Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
Minimum 110cm wide hallways
Power points at 60cm above floor level and 50cm from internal corners
Ramps and path gradients must be less than 20:1
Shower head on rail for various heights
Tapware to be easily accessed from outside the shower
Window openings easily accessible
Various heights for benches in kitchens
BAL Rating
N/A
Roofing materials
Insulated panel (sandwich panels)
Metal (Colorbond)
Solar tiles
Wall materials (external and internal)
Insulated panels or blocks
Stone
Timber
Outdoor colorbond and indoor sustainable timbers
Window and door types
Sliding windows/doors
Window and door shading
Awnings (external)
Drapes/curtains
Shade Sails
Recycled and reused
Aggregate
Basins/sinks
Kitchen cabinets
Power poles
Rocks/stone
Timber
Power poles
Insulation - Under roof
Type: Insulated panels
Insulation - Internal walls
Type: Bulk – cellulose fibre
Healthy home
Chemical free cleaning products used
Cross flow ventilation
Indoor plants for air filtration
Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
Natural fibre furnishings
Natural oil sealer/finishes
No carpets
All electric home
Yes
Renewable energy
Solar PV grid connect
Size of PV system
3kW
Water heating
Instantaneous
Passive heating cooling
Cross ventilation
Shading
Thermal mass
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
Geothermal
Energy efficiency
Draught proofing
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Smart home features
Water harvesting and saving
Above ground rainwater storage
Type: Tanks
Size: 92,000L
Low flow shower heads
Garden / Outdoors
Chickens
Composting
Edible garden
Organic
Permaculture
Native plants
Water wise plants
Average Daily Energy Consumption Per Person
Summer 5 units. Winter 7 units
Average Daily Water Usage Per Person
40L
Waste Reduction
Compost all food scraps
Recycle
Repair
Swap with friends and neighbours