Mossy Point Treehouse - House sold no longer opens for SHD 2016

HOUSE NAME
Mossy Point Treehouse – House sold no longer opens for SHD
Address
Mossy Point NSW 2537
Open
10am – 4pm
House Open Style
Open House – No booking required
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
New Build
Designer
Greg Sparrius Design
Builder
Greg Sparrius (owner builder)
House Size
197m2
Number of bedrooms
4
Number of bathrooms
2

We relocated a small existing house, saving costs and around 15 years worth of embodied energy… set it up high and built below using passive solar principles to make a wonderful home for a family of four. Our home has a lovely outlook to Mossy Point spotted gum forest. Unique sustainable aspects for our home new areas are local natural materials, including local granite stone, plywood wall lining, compressed hardwood cladding, recycled windows, north-facing low-e and double glazing, recycled or recyclable materials. Careful design of the orientation, thermal mass, insulation and shading means our home is naturally warm in winter and cool in summer. It has a strong connection to its place in the environment.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2016
Cost estimate of sustainable home/features
-$100,000
Total cost of home when constructed
$250,000
Estimate of annual savings
$1,000
Universal design accessability
Adaptive design
Multi-generational
Universal Design Features
80cm minimum door opening width
Hobless showers
BAL Rating
BAL – 19: Increasing levels of ember attack and ignition of debris with a heat flux of up to 19kW/m2
Roofing materials
Tiles (Concrete)
Wall materials (external and internal)
Lightweight construction (timber frame)
Window and door types
Double glazing
Low-e, films
Sliding windows/doors
Skylights
Stacking windows/doors
Window and door shading
Deciduous tree/vegetation
Drapes/curtains
Recycled and reused
Basins/sinks
Bathroom cabinets
Doors
Glass
Kitchen cabinets
Light fixtures
Rocks/stone
Roofing material
Steel frame
Timber
Windows
Whole of house is relocated (reused); recycled windows and doors, recycled spiral staircase.
Sustainable materials
Locally sourced granite, Compressed hardwood external wall cladding, Plantation pine framing and plywood wall lining, Locally sourced hardwood stair slabs, posts and kitchen slab benchtop.
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Rating: R3.5
Insulation - Under floor
Type: Bulk - glass wool
Rating: R3.0
Healthy home
Asthma and allergy free certified carpet
Chemical free cleaning products used
Cross flow ventilation
Indoor plants for air filtration
Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
Natural fibre furnishings
Natural light and ventilation
Natural oil sealer/finishes
All electric home
Yes
Passive heating cooling
Cooling tower
Cross ventilation
Passive solar designed home
Shading
Thermal chimney
Thermal mass
Active heating cooling
Wood heater
Energy efficiency
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Garden / Outdoors
Bee keeping
Chickens
Composting
Edible garden
Organic
Native plants
Water wise plants