Liberte 2018

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Location
Belgrave South VIC 3160
    • Housing Type:
    • Tiny Home – Transportable
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Off Grid Tiny Houses
    • Designer
    • Off Grid Tiny Houses

About Liberte

Liberté is a completely off-grid Tiny House on Wheels.

It features a standalone solar system with a 2.1kW PV array, 10kWh lithium-ion battery storage, Australian-made Selectronic battery inverter and ABB grid-tie inverter.

Designed for northern orientation, the home features double glazing and high-performance insulation throughout. A thermal break layer limits heating of the steel frame, and underfloor insulation is completely sealed. Exclusive use of LED lighting ensures a minimal load on the standalone system and a modern ‘no fuss’ composting toilet is installed with scope for greywater treatment/recycling. Water is heated by an efficient Bosch instant LPG system that uses water pressure for its ignition, and rainwater catchment is made possible by the installation of fascias around the roof’s perimeter. Liberté has been designed to be a completely autonomous housing solution that relies almost entirely on nature’s daily offerings for its full functionality as a small, modern home.

Designed and built by Off Grid Tiny Houses.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2018
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Passive solar designed home
    • Water heating:
    • Bosch Hydropower Instant Hot Water LPG
    • Water harvesting and saving
    • Rainwater catchment and greywater recycling may be installed on-site
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Sustainable timbers were used for internal and external cladding, flooring, partitioning, bench and tabletops and cabinetry. Insulation batts were made from recycled materials.
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Internal walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • High-performance Earthwool with 8mm thermal break layer, with aluminium on both faces
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R3.0
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk–- polystyrene board
    • Floor Rating:
    • R1.7
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • High-performance Earthwool with 8mm thermal break layer, with aluminium on both faces
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R3.0
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Energy storage/battery
      Solar PV off-grid
    • Size of PV system:
    • 2.1kW solar / 10kWh battery storage / 5kW continuous battery inverter
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $97,000
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $25,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $3000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 27.5m2
    • Wall Materials
    • Lightweight construction (steel frame)
      Timber
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Double glazing
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 2
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Natural light and ventilation
      No carpets

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