Spindrift 2019

Cape Paterson VIC 3995
10am – 4pm
House Open Style
Regular Guided Tours – No booking required
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
New Build
Beaumont Concepts
TS Constructions
House Size
153 m2
Number of bedrooms
Number of bathrooms
Open with support of
The Cape Sustainable Development

Spindrift represents a new paradigm in sustainable housing– an ‘Energy Freedom House’. We call it such because the residents have effectively eliminated electricity, gas, and petrol bills; due to the combination of a solar-powered all-electric efficient home, and a long-range EV.

This 3-bedroom, 153m2 home has been rated 8.3 Stars by NatHERS, and was recently the subject of a profile by Renew. This analysis found that this home saves its residents over $5200 annually in energy and petrol bills. It is also a comfortable and beautiful home to live in, with thermal mass provided by pressed local earth bricks, and a unique terazzo concrete slab. The all-electric Hyundai Kona has a range of 450km, and is powered by the solar energy produced by the house.

This home will be one of ten homes open at The Cape for their annual Sustainable House Day Festival

Hyundai Kona EV on display for SHD


This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 8.3 stars using NatHERS accredited software (FirstRate5). Find out how the star ratings work on the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) website.

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Years Open
Cost estimate of sustainable home/features
Estimate of annual savings
Universal design accessability
Adaptive design
Disability access
Universal Design Features
100cm minimum door opening width
Hobless showers
Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
No stairs/steps
Ramps and path gradients must be less than 20:1
Shower head on rail for various heights
Window openings easily accessible
Roofing materials
Metal (Colorbond)
Wall materials (external and internal)
Lightweight construction (timber frame)
Radial Timber Silvertop Ash, Colorbond corrugated, CSR Barestone cement sheet, and Colorbond Dominion
Window and door types
Double glazing
Double hung
Low-e, films
Sliding windows/doors
Recycled and reused
Concrete slab and plaster have recycled content
Insulation - Under roof
Type: Bulk polystyrene board
Rating: R1.0
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Rating: R5.0
Insulation - External walls
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Rating: R2.5
Healthy home
Indoor plants for air filtration
Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
All electric home
Renewable energy
Energy storage/battery
Solar PV grid connect
Size of PV system
6 kW
Water heating
Hot water heat pump
Passive heating cooling
Passive solar designed home
Thermal mass
Active heating cooling
Split system airconditioner
Energy efficiency
Draught proofing
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Smart home features
Electric vehicle
Manufacturer/type:Hyundai Kona
Garden / Outdoors
Native plants