Kinship – Kinglake Earthship 2020

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Location
Kinglake VIC 3763
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Global Model Earthship Inspired Build
    • Builder
    • owner-builder
    • Designer
    • Biotecture

About Kinship – Kinglake Earthship

‘Kinship’ emerged out of a desire to create a positive legacy from the wreck of Black Saturday.

The building is constructed from second hand and redundant object upcycled materials, and is solar passive, and uses no fuel or energy for space heating or cooling (and performs at a 20+ star rating).

When complete, it will be off grid for electricity (solar, wind, geothermal), process all grey and black waste, collect and store rainwater, grow food (inside and out) and be fire and flood resistant.

Despite the fire damage, we managed to salvage most of the significant infrastructure from our much loved two bedroom muddy.

Our ‘mudship’ rebuild is part ‘biotecture’ retrofit of our original home and part construction of a two bedroom Global Model Earthship-inspired new dwelling.

Through a series of workshops almost 200 people have been involved, in some way, in the rebuild. The building wouldn’t have been possible without their collective generosity and shared creativity.

A big shout out and thank you to Ian, Sam, Dani, Sean, Jamie, Duncan, Damien, Brett, Maggie, Angel and Carlos, in particular, for sterling efforts and stellar contributions.

The long-term goal is to create a convivial space for community-based bioculture and permaculture education, and a sanctuary for human and animal trauma and mental health recovery and healing.

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SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Thermal mass
    • Window Protection:
    • Double glazed glass in reclaimed recycled timber
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Aggregate
      Appliances
      Basins/sinks
      Bath
      Bathroom cabinets
      Benchtops
      Bottles
      Bricks
      Cans
      Copper pipes/fittings
      Concrete
      Decking
      Doors
      House - all materials reused
      Glass
      Kitchen cabinets
      Paving
      Rocks/stone
      Steel frame
      Timber
      Tyres
      Windows
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Geothermal
      Solar PV grid connect
      Wind
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • goals is 10% of standard household energy consumption
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $350,000 - $400,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • The goal is to use 1/10th of the average utilities use a standard house this size
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 400m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – 40: Increasing levels of ember attack and ignition of debris with a heat flux of up to 40kW/m2
    • Roof
    • Industrial cliplock
    • Wall Materials
    • Cob construction
      Earthwall
      Mud brick
      Tyres
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Indoor plants for air filtration
      Lime render/wash
      Natural light and ventilation

    • Healthy Home
    • we used a range of different renders including natural clay

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