Two Churches - Emu Park 2019

HOUSE NAME
Two Churches – Emu Park
Address
Emu Park QLD 4710
Open
12pm - 4pm
House Open Style
Regular Guided Tours – No booking required
Entry fee or Donation
Gold coin
Donations supporting
Capricorn Coast Landcare Group
Housing Type
Shared Community
Project Type
Repurposed and recycled homes
Number of bedrooms
7
Number of bathrooms
5
Open with support of
Capricorn Coast Landcare Group

Both homes are 100% recycled since they where both destined to be destroyed. They were moved to Emu Park about forty years ago from Rockhampton. All three buildings are made from lightweight construction, making the buildings easier to transport along with the original windows and the tin roof.

The Queenslander home, designed for cross flow ventilation with wide verandahs to keep the heat away in summer. High ceilings throughout and large windows allow for plenty of natural daylight.

As for the Two Churches many people (including myself) love the idea of churches being converted into homes.

The big feature for the day is the HomeBioGas system. Turning food waste into gas and fertiliser. We also have a native bee friendly garden where we are growing our own vegetables. Our garden uses permaculture principles and composting.

All donations on the day will go to Capricorn Coast Landcare Group

This home is supported by

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
Roofing materials
Metal (Zincalume)
Wall materials (external and internal)
Lightweight construction (timber frame)
Timber
Window and door types
Double hung
Sliding windows/doors
Recycled and reused
Timber
Churches (x2) and House
Healthy home
Cross flow ventilation
Natural light and ventilation
Natural oil sealer/finishes
No carpets
All electric home
No
Renewable energy
Biogas
Passive heating cooling
Cross ventilation
Passive solar designed home
Shading
Water harvesting and saving
Above ground rainwater storage
Type: Water tanks
Size:
Grey water system
Stormwater management
Garden / Outdoors
Bee hotels/friendly
Composting
Edible garden
Organic
Permaculture
Native plants
Waste Reduction
Compost all food scraps
Recycle
Repair
Swap with friends and neighbours