Trembath House 2019

HOUSE NAME
Trembath House
Address
Madalya VIC 3971
Open
10am – 4pm
House Open Style
Open House – No Booking required
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
Continual Improvement
Builder
Owner
House Size
265 sq m
Number of bedrooms
4
Number of bathrooms
3

Please call on the day (03) 5186 1333 to check the condition of our road.  After heavy rains, we sometimes need 4W or all-W drive.  We can pick up visitors at the river, but you need to contact us to make those arrangements.

Situated in the Strzelecki Ranges on the Jack River we run our home on a micro-hydro system and have for 23 years. We also have just upgraded our solar panels which now provide another 4 Kw of power. Our home is built using mostly reused materials, from the breaching pieces in the plumbing to the door handles, including the light switches. The heating is via a hydronic floor system. Our home has an east–west axis, thereby enabling it to be passively oriented.

Our summer domestic hot water is from an evacuated tube system and winter hot water is from our slow combustion stove, which also heats the hydronic floor.

We have an evolving fire sprinkler system and a 5m sq cellar built one metre underground as a bunker. The property, 34 hectares, is under covenant with Trust for Nature, in temperate rain forest.

We do need to be aware of our energy usage, we are able to use any ‘modern’ convenience. We are considering adding air conditioning for this coming summer with our new solar panels.

Getting to this home using your GPS may be a challenge, but Leon is happy for you to ring him to guide you in from Yarram. There is also a guiding map to download. Once you get there, the stove will be alight and the kettle on top.

Check out our turbine on ABC Rural News Gippsland Jack River powers house

This house is for sale, if you would like to live the dream contact Leon and Cathy. 

 

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2014
2015
2016
2017
2019
Estimate of annual savings
23 years of no electricity bills
Roofing materials
Metal (Colorbond)
Wall materials (external and internal)
Brick veneer
Timber
Window and door types
Double glazing
Sliding windows/doors
Recycled and reused
Bricks
Doors
Kitchen cabinets
Light fixtures
Timber
Windows
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Bulk – polyester
Healthy home
No carpets
All electric home
No
Renewable energy
Micro-hydro
Solar PV off-grid
Water heating
Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
Wood fire wetback
Passive heating cooling
Passive solar designed home
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
Hydronic
Energy efficiency
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Water harvesting and saving
Above ground rainwater storage
Type: Cement and plastic tanks
Size: 200,000L
Low flow shower heads
Garden / Outdoors
Composting
Edible garden
Organic
Native plants
Waste Reduction
Compost all food scraps
Recycle
Repair