Book your tickets here to visit Snug House. This home is open for pre-booked tours only, the address will not be displayed.
Due to overwhelming interest in my property when I last opened in 2016, I have chosen to limit numbers through ticketed tours for 2019 – this ensures visitors get the best opportunity to receive information and ask questions. The ticket fee goes back into supporting the Sustainable House Day Scheme.
2015 Award Winner: HIA GreenSmart Energy Efficiency Award (Tasmania)
An example of an energy-efficient home design which can be achieved for a new house build on a modest budget.
This three-bedroom, single level home uses solar passive design – delivering a comfortable year-round ambient temperature that requires only occasional heating, even during winter.
North-facing glass “wall” in the living area
Polished concrete slab in the living area for thermal mass
Dark tiles along north-facing bedroom windows
Fully insulated slab, thermally-separated from footings
Extensive insulation (under slab R2.4; slab edge R2.4; walls R4.2; ceiling R6/R7)
Argon-filled, low-e double glazing with composite window frames
Full-length opening windows and ceiling fans for ventilation
Energy Star rating of 8.5
The property also has a large 30m x 10m netted fruit and vegetable garden, which is fed from water tanks attached to the house.
Designed by Huon Drafting and built by Justin O’Connor