The West Brunswick Sustainable House was Victoria’s first grid connected solar powered house. In 2017 the house is celebrating 21 consecutive years of generating a surplus of solar electricity. The home owners last paid for electricity in 1996! The house is a 1929 Californian bungalow style weatherboard, which has been retrofitted for sustainability.
As well as solar electricity, the house features;
- Solar hot water
- Rainwater tanks
- Greywater treatment
- Double glazed windows
- Roof windows, insulation
- Permaculture style garden
- Worm farms
$328 raised in donations on the day will go to Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service
Listen to Stuart’s story on 774 ABC Radio published on 5th September 2017.