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2 storey strawbale house with a small attic room at the top, used as spare bedroom/retreat. Timber frame with walls of straw bales rendered inside and out (straw is completely sealed). Courtyard area adjacent community garden, compact bike shed for 2 bikes accessed from the street.
Set in a unique urban community of 27 dwellings. The Christie Walk development includes apartments, standalone strawbale houses, and townhouses. The sustainable design features of Christie Walk, include passive solar design, photovoltaic cells, solar hot water, composting, underground stormwater storage and shared spaces (meeting room, laundry, bike shelter, produce garden, roof garden). The development features community-focused built form, with gardens and pedestrian walkways running through the development.
Initiated by Urban Ecology Australia (UEA) in 1999 as a demonstration project, to promote nature and people friendly urban development by example, Christie Walk was completed in December 2006.