Honeyeater House 2018

This profile is written and maintained by the homeowner, architect, or builder. You can ask them questions about their home in the comments below.

Location
Margaret River WA 6285
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Open with support of
    • Sustainable House Margaret River
    • Builder
    • Tectonics Building Design
    • Designer
    • Tectonics Building Design

About Honeyeater House

With a mere 79 m2 floor area, this award-winning yet humble home is a refreshing example of pared-back living in a purpose-built small house.

The considered, honest design eliminates superfluous elements and ‘wasted’ spaces, resulting in a highly individual and truly affordable space… (and has enabled me to slash my mortgage by 50%!).

Simple passive solar principles ensure light and warmth in winter, while ample cross-ventilation and seasonal shading provide natural summer cooling.

Recycled windows add a familiar, retro feel to this seven-year-old home, set on a 538m2 suburban block, amid organic native and food-producing gardens.

Features include:

  • Passive solar design – burnished concrete floor for thermal mass
  • Recycled windows to front of house
  • Louvre windows to capture prevailing summer breeze
  • Seasonal shading to north and west sides of house
  • Curtains on windows
  • Energy/water-efficient appliances
  • Recycled/reused furnishings in home
  • Natural fibres used throughout home
  • Composting
  • Organic vegetable garden
  • 20+ fruit trees inc. espaliers
  • Native plant species for wildlife habitat and forage
  • Poultry run with heritage-breed chickens
  • Recycled materials used throughout garden
  • Rainwater harvesting for house and garden use.

Designed and built by Tectonics Building Design.

We are part of the SHD Margaret River Group. To find out more, head to our Facebook page.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2016
2017
2018
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross-ventilation
      Shading
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Economical wood-burning stove also used for cooking and overhead drying of clothes in winter
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above-ground rainwater storage
      Low-flow taps
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Poly tank
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 2500L
    • Storage connected to
    • Toilet
      Laundry
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Corrugated iron in garden construction
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Bricks
      Pallets
      Paving
      Sleepers
      Windows

RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 79m2
    • Window and Door Types
    • Louvre windows
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 2
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Chickens
      Composting
      Edible garden
      Green walls
      Organic
      Permaculture
      Native plants
      Water-wise plants

Comments and Questions

Load More Comments

Add a comment

Name
Email
Comment
Leave Comment