Paperbark Cottage 2019

HOUSE NAME
Paperbark Cottage
Address
Yeppoon QLD 4703
Open
9am - 12pm
House Open Style
Regular Guided Tours – No booking required
Entry fee or Donation
Gold coin
Donations supporting
Capricorn Coast Landcare Group
Housing Type
Garden
Project Type
Garden Only
House Size
80m2
Number of bedrooms
2
Number of bathrooms
1
Open with support of
Capricorn Coast Landcare Group

My passion is to live as I believe (walk my talk), by creating a home, celebrating memories of a simple wooden building, slightly elevated, so as to allow natural airflow under the floorboards.

My garden celebrates a childhood memory of an oasis in the dusty Gemfields, and utilizes items collected from the Endeavour shop at the Tip (saving landfill),….formed in such a way that I won the Award from our Livingstone Shire Council last year for “The Best Use Of Recycable and Resuable Goods”.

Recycled and reused items I have in my house and garden include:

  • Cabinets
  • Doors
  • Timber
  • Rocks and stones
  • Plant pots
  • Fences & gates

I built my own window awnings to match the style of the cottage and continued to upgrade with a pergola built from timber from the original house and posts milled from a tree that fell in Cyclone Marcia.

Gas instant hot water system and cook top, so as to be viable during and after cyclone events.

Garden surrounding a new build that emulates the original 100 year old cottage.

All donations on the day will go to Capricorn Coast Landcare Group

This home is supported by

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
Universal Design Features
80cm minimum door opening width
Hobless showers
BAL Rating
N/A
Roofing materials
Metal (Colorbond)
Wall materials (external and internal)
Lightweight construction (timber frame)
Window and door types
Sliding windows/doors
Window and door shading
Awnings (external)
Internal shutters
Recycled and reused
Bathroom cabinets
Doors
Rocks/stone
Timber
Decorative pots and benches from the local tip-shop, fences & gates.
Healthy home
Cross flow ventilation
No carpets
All electric home
No
Water heating
Gas on demand.
Passive heating cooling
Cross ventilation
Active heating cooling
Split system airconditioner
Desk top fan.
Water harvesting and saving
Low flow shower heads
Stormwater management in process
Garden / Outdoors
Bee hotels/friendly
Composting
Edible garden
Organic
Native plants
Water wise plants
Worm farm
Waste Reduction
Compost all food scraps
Plastic free household
Recycle
Repair
Swap with friends and neighbours