Jane’s Hemp House – Shepherds Ground Village 2021

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House Notes – Jane’s Hemp House – Shepherds Ground Village

Three of my major goals in life have been:

  • To live in an interconnected intergenerational community committed to living lightly on the earth, which also gives space for the privacy & diversity of its’ members.
  • To care for the environment by living in a solar, off-grid home made from sustainable materials; provide organic food for its’ members & eventually the wider community;
  • To share the experience in support of others. After many years of searching for such a place, I have found it at Shepherds Ground.

Designed by Gregory Burgess Architects and built by Hannan Build

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Years Open
2019
2021
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Passive solar designed home
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Split system airconditioner
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (flat panel)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above ground rainwater storage
      Grey water system
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Galvanised tanks
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 40kL (2 x 20kL)
    • Storage connected to
    • Whole house
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Awnings (external)
      Blinds
      Drapes/curtains

    • Window Protection:
    • Thermal blinds on 50% of windows
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Basins/sinks
      Bathroom cabinets
      Copper pipes/fittings
      Doors
      Kitchen cabinets
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      External walls
      Floor
    • Floor Type:
    • Hemp and lime
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – natural wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV off-grid
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $300,000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 100m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – Low: There is insufficient risk to warrant specific construction requirements
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Hemp
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Disability access
      Multi-generational
      Wheelchair access
    • Universal Design Features
    • 100cm minimum door opening width
      No stairs/steps
      Ramps and path gradients must be less than 20:1
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 2
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
      Organic
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Plastic free household
      Recycle
      Repair
      Swap with friends and neighbours
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Chemical free cleaning products used
      Cross flow ventilation
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Lime render/wash
      Natural light and ventilation
      No carpets
Location
Butterwick NSW 2321
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Hannan Build
    • Designer
    • Gregory Burgess Architects

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