Mossy Point Treehouse - House sold no longer opens for SHD 2016

Address
Mossy Point NSW 2537
HOUSE DETAILS
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Open House Style
    • Open House – No booking required
    • Open Hours
    • 10am – 4pm
    • Builder
    • Greg Sparrius (owner builder)
    • Designer
    • Greg Sparrius Design

We relocated a small existing house, saving costs and around 15 years worth of embodied energy… set it up high and built below using passive solar principles to make a wonderful home for a family of four. Our home has a lovely outlook to Mossy Point spotted gum forest. Unique sustainable aspects for our home new areas are local natural materials, including local granite stone, plywood wall lining, compressed hardwood cladding, recycled windows, north-facing low-e and double glazing, recycled or recyclable materials. Careful design of the orientation, thermal mass, insulation and shading means our home is naturally warm in winter and cool in summer. It has a strong connection to its place in the environment.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2016
SUSTAINABLE FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cooling tower
      Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal chimney
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Other
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Wood heater
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Basins/sinks
      Bathroom cabinets
      Doors
      Glass
      Kitchen cabinets
      Rocks/stone
      Roofing material
      Steel frame
      Timber
      Windows
      Other
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Whole of house is relocated (reused); recycled windows and doors, recycled spiral staircase.
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Locally sourced granite, Compressed hardwood external wall cladding, Plantation pine framing and plywood wall lining, Locally sourced hardwood stair slabs, posts and kitchen slab benchtop.
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • Natural daylight
      Skylight
    • Electric Vehicle?
    • No
    • Electric Vehicles Welcome
    • Yes
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Bee keeping
      Chickens
      Composting
      Edible garden
      Organic
      Native plants
      Water wise plants
    • Healthy home features
    • Asthma and allergy free certified carpet
      Chemical free cleaning products used
      Cross flow ventilation
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural fibre furnishings
      Natural light and ventilation
      Natural oil sealer/finishes
    • Waste Reduction Practices practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • -$100,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $2,000
ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R3.5
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk - glass wool
    • Floor Rating:
    • R3.0
    • Window Protection:
    • Deciduous tree/vegetation
      Drapes/curtains
HOUSE DESIGN
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – 19: Increasing levels of ember attack and ignition of debris with a heat flux of up to 19kW/m2
    • House Size
    • 197m2
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
    • Roof
    • Tiles (Concrete)
    • Wall Materials
    • Lightweight construction (timber frame)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
      Low-e, films
      Skylights
      Sliding windows/doors
      Stacking windows/doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
      Multi-generational
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Hobless showers