Eco House – Margi and Charlie 2020

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Location
Lynton SA 5062
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Happy Valley
    • Designer
    • Borden Dorniak and Co. Pty Ltd

About Eco House – Margi and Charlie

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.

Read more about our house in Sanctuary 40 (written by Anna Cumming and photography by Peter Hoare).

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.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2017
2018
2019
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Stormwater management
      Drip irrigation
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Energy star rating:
    • 8.5 Stars
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 150m2
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 2
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
      Edible garden
      Native plants

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