Hemp Cottage 2016

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House Notes – Hemp Cottage

This is a farm property being renovated for a bed and breakfast.  It is a refurbishment and retrofit of an existing cottage which originally dates from the 1890s.

The rear part of the cottage has been retrofitted with hemp-lime walling for thermal properties, with a veranda added to shield from the western sun.  Other benefits include carbon sequestration.  Materials used are natural, recycled, rescued and re-purposed.  Double glazing and a composting toilet complete the sustainable attributes.Water will be harvested from three separate buildings.

Visitors will be able to feel the difference in ambient temperature between the old and new sections of the cottage, showcasing the acoustic and insulation properties of hemp.  The project is yet to be completed so you will be viewing the work completed to date.  You will also be treated to a chat about the many and varied uses and benefits of hemp and will be able to briefly observe a hemp building workshop in progress.

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SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Years Open
2016
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
      Draught proofing
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Shading
      Cross ventilation
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above ground storage
      Greywater system
      Stormwater management
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Water tank
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 22,500 litres
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Reclaimed bridge timbers, floorboards from an old school house, recycled fence palings, ceiling lining boards surplus from another project
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Timber
      Doors
      Kitchen/bath cabinets
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Timber lining, Earthwool insulation and sisilation
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R3
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $30,000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 70m2 approx
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
    • Universal Design Features
    • Multi-generational
      Adaptive design
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 1
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Garden is yet to be established
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Hemp seed oil for timber windows and doors, recycled kitchen without melamine or MDF
Location
Spring Hill VIC 3444
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Renovation
      Retrofit

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