Candy’s Earthship 2020

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Location
Narara NSW 2250
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Open with support of
    • Narara Eco Living Network
    • Builder
    • Owner Builder
    • Designer
    • Martin Freney

About Candy’s Earthship

Candys Earthship is designed to make minimal use of public utilities and fossil fuels. Natural heating and cooling occur because of appropriate location of thermal mass and insulation as well as position of the home.

Tropical food plants are grown in the entryway using water from rain tanks and grey-water from washing machine. The plants provide fresh air and food. This 2 bedroom design is for a small suburban block, only 15 meters in the north south direction.

I had a total of 3m cubed rubbish to land fill. Wood from village as well as labor were sourced locally first. My kitchen was from freecycle and extra parts were used in utility room. Most tiles were collected from roadside over two year period.

Designed by Martin Freeney form Earthship Ironbank

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
      Smart home features

    • Energy efficiency:
    • Automated ventilation in "greenhouse" conservatory space.
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal mass

    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Earthtubes (underground pipes)
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Heat pump
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Blackwater system
      Grey water system
      Stormwater management
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
      Drip irrigation
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • 100L
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Electric Vehicle Type
    • Toyota Prius
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Construction workshops to teach natural building techniques. Salvaged insulated panels (old cool room panels from the eco village) used to insulate tyre retaining wall.
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Aggregate
      Appliances
      Basins/sinks
      Bottles
      Bricks
      Cans
      Concrete
      Doors
      Glass
      Insulation
      Kitchen cabinets
      Paving
      Rocks/stone
      Sleepers
      Timber
      Tyres
      Windows
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R5.0
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Reflective foil
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R0.1
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Cob walls
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R1.0
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R8.0
    • External Walls Type:
    • Straw (stawbale walls)
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Energy storage/battery
      Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 3kW
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 2kWh
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $300,000
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $20,000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – 12.5: Ember attack with heat up to 12.5kW/m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Cob construction
      Earthwall
      Lightweight construction (timber frame)
      Rammed earth
      Strawbale
      Stone
      Structural insulated panels (SIP's)
      Timber
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Clerestory windows
      Double glazing
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
    • Universal Design Features
    • 100cm minimum door opening width
      Flush thresholds (no lip) to all external doors
      Hobless showers
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      Minimum 110cm wide hallways
      No stairs/steps
      Power points at 60cm above floor level and 50cm from internal corners
      Shower head on rail for various heights
      Slip resistant flooring
      Window openings easily accessible
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 2
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Community vegetable garden
      Composting
      Drip irrigation
      Edible garden
      Organic
      Permaculture
      Water wise plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
      Repair
      Swap with friends and neighbours

    • Other Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Try to be by 2020 plastic free household
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Cabinet design to minimise dust collection
      Chemical free cleaning products used
      Cross flow ventilation
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Lime render/wash
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural fibre furnishings
      Natural light and ventilation
      Natural oil sealer/finishes

    • Healthy Home
    • "Greenhouse" conservatory space with automated ventilation system and integrated laundry.

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