Earthship Ironbank is Australia’s first council-approved Earthship, and it’s also a BnB for everyone to enjoy! The purpose of this building is to educate people about Earthship design principles and let them experience off-grid living in a self-sufficient home.
Because it’s the first of its kind to be approved in Australia, this project also demonstrates radical new construction methods, such as the use of earth-filled car tyres (without concrete footings!) that are compliant with the National Construction Code and with council.
At Sustainable House Day you can meet the designer and owner-builder, Dr Martin Freney, whose PhD thesis investigated the environmental impacts of various house construction materials and off-grid living systems. What’s the most sustainable way to build your home? Dr Marty knows!
This house has a myriad of sustainability features, including:
Folks, you’re gonna have to see it to believe it!
Read more about Earthship Ironbank in issue R133 of Renew magazine.
This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 6.3 stars using NatHERS accredited software (AccuRate). Find out how the star ratings work on the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) website.