Trentleck House 2019

HOUSE NAME
Trentleck House
Address
Narracan VIC 3824
Open
10am – 4pm
House Open Style
Open House – No booking required
Housing Type
Standalone House
Project Type
Continual Improvement
Number of bedrooms
5
Number of bathrooms
2
Open with support of
Baw Baw Sustainability Network

This family home is all electric with solar, wind and hydro power. We have a battery storage system so we can be off grid. Water is heated using solar power and wood fired hydronic heating for the home. Biogas generator and cooking. Energy efficient appliances and lighting has been used throughout the home to reduce running costs.

Fully insulated and draught proofed to keep the house warm in winter and cool in summer.

Water is collected and stored in large rainwater tanks and we have a blackwater system to recycle waste water.

We work on a paddock to plate philosophy with fruit, veggies, chooks, cattle and bees and also have alpacas for wool.

Join the BBSN Bus Tour to visit this and 3 other homes open for Sustainable House Day. Ticket includes tour’s, lunch and transport.

This home is supported by

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2016
2019
Cost estimate of sustainable home/features
$35,000
Roofing materials
Metal (Zincalume)
Wall materials (external and internal)
Timber
Window and door types
Low-e, films
Recycled and reused
Doors
Windows
Insulation - Ceiling
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Insulation - External walls
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Insulation - Internal walls
Type: Bulk – glass wool
Insulation - Under floor
Type: Bulk - polystyrene board
All electric home
Yes
Renewable energy
Biogas
Energy storage/battery
Micro-hydro
Solar PV grid connect
Solar PV off-grid
Wind
Water heating
Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
Water heated by PV system
Wood fire wetback
Passive heating cooling
Shading
Active heating cooling
Ceiling fans
Evaporative
Hydronic
Solar hydronic
Energy efficiency
Draught proofing
Efficient lighting
Efficient appliances
Energy monitoring
Water harvesting and saving
Above ground rainwater storage
Type: Concrete tanks, plus plastic tank for gravity feed
Size:
Blackwater system
Low flow shower heads
Low flow taps
Drip irrigation
Garden / Outdoors
Bee keeping
Chickens
Composting
Drip irrigation
Edible garden
Waste Reduction
Compost all food scraps
Recycle
Repair
Swap with friends and neighbours