Eternity Beach House 2019

Location
Byron Bay (Belongil) NSW 2481
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Renovation
    • Builder
    • Balanced Earth
    • Designer
    • Balanced Earth



About Eternity Beach House

Collaboration and artistic expression were encouraged by the client at the Eternity Beach House. Tucked in behind the dunes of Byron Bay the house exemplifies inside-outside living and speaks to the importance of complimenting the surrounding nature of an area.

Eternity beach house is a sanctuary located just steps from pristine Belongil Beach, Byron Bay, and Belongil River. Nestled behind the dunes, it was designed to let the outside in with wide sweeping decks and entertaining area.

Renovated with organic materials and fitted with the latest technology, the three double bedroom house is designed with the environment in mind and convenience at your fingertips.

Hempcrete was chosen for many of the internal walls, softening sounds and allowing the house to breath with the salty sea air. Sustainably sourced natural round timbers skirt the house and border the property, encouraging interaction between the built and natural environments. Simple copper plumbing compliments the variety of natural lime & clay renders used in place of traditional none-breathable wet area finishes.

Designed and built by Balanced Earth

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
      Skylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Adjustable Shading
      Deciduous tree/vegetation
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • All furniture, beds, shelves etc made from recycled timber by our master joiner.
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Hempcrete and reclaimed hardwood timber throughout. Natural clay and lime renders. Natural oil finishes on all timber.
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Basins/sinks
      Bathroom cabinets
      Copper pipes/fittings
      Doors
      Paving
      Timber

INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – natural wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R1.0
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Reflective foil
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R2.5
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – natural wool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Type:
    • Hempcrete
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $450,000
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $20,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $3000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 170m2
    • BAL Rating
    • N/A
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Hempcrete
      Timber
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Louvre windows
      Sliding windows/doors
      Skylights
      Stacking windows/doors
    • Universal Design Features
    • Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Recycle
      Repair
      Swap with friends and neighbours
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Cross flow ventilation
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Lime render/wash
      Natural fibre furnishings
      Natural light and ventilation
      Natural oil sealer/finishes
      No carpets
      Wax based sealer/finish