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This two-bedroom, one-bathroom home was built with strawbale for its unique insulating properties. Orientation of the main living areas towards the north allows-in the sun in winter and not in summer. Thermal mass stores the heat from the sun in winter, and coolth in summer. Timber-framed double glazing not only reduces the heat/coolth transfer through the windows, it also reduces the outside noise from getting in.
A 5kW PV system + 8.4kWh Enphase battery system provides electricity to our home. There is a hot water heat pump for heating water, and underfloor heating and ceiling fans help regulate room temperatures.
We also have an electric vehicle (Mitsubishi i-MiEV) and a carbon-neutral car that runs on used frying oil.
For more information, go to our website here.
To hear more about this house from the Adelaide Sustainable Building Network – Sustainable House Day Showcase 2017, click here.
Designed by Bohdan Dorniak & Co. and built by Happy Valley.