The Bungalow 2019

The Bungalow
Cape Paterson VIC 3995
10am – 4pm
House Open Style
Open House – No booking required
Housing Type
Display Home
Project Type
New Build
The Sociable Weaver
The Sociable Weaver Group
House Size
112 m2
Number of bedrooms
Number of bathrooms
Open with support of
The Cape Sustainable Development

The Bungalow is a small footprint, minimalist three-bedroom home that invites the inhabitants to strip back their lives to focus on the things that are really important in life.

A light-filled double-height raked ceiling in the living area creates a beautiful sense of space. While a European laundry and a mezzanine study nook make clever use of this compact design.

Outdoors, the external facade has been designed to allow greenery to grow over the entire home, changing colours with the seasons—a beautiful way to feel more connected to nature’s cycles.

This home truly connects you back to nature and to your self.

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


This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 7.5 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
Total cost of home when constructed
Estimate of annual savings
Universal design accessability
Adaptive design
Universal Design Features
100cm minimum door opening width
Hobless showers
Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
Ramps and path gradients must be less than 20:1
Window openings easily accessible
Wall materials (external and internal)
Lightweight construction (timber frame)
Metal Cladding
Window and door types
Double glazing
Sliding windows/doors
Casement windows and timber windows
Window and door shading
Awnings (external)
Sustainable materials
Sustainably sourced timber, non-toxic paints, plant-based oil/sealers, organic linens, wool carpet
Insulation - Under roof
Type: Wool batts
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Bulk – natural wool
Insulation - External walls
Type: Bulk – natural wool
Healthy home
Indoor plants for air filtration
Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
Natural oil sealer/finishes
No mechanical temperature regulation
All electric home
Renewable energy
Solar PV grid connect
Size of PV system
3.8 kW
Water heating
Hot water heat pump
Passive heating cooling
Cross ventilation
Passive solar designed home
Thermal mass
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
Split system airconditioner
Energy efficiency
Draught proofing
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Garden / Outdoors
Native plants