Noonameena – Our Bush Resting Place 2020

Redesdale VIC 3444
Full address will be displayed on 10 Sep 2020
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Entry Charge
    • Gold coin
    • Chosen Charity
    • Whitelion
    • Open House Style
    • Regular Guided Tours – No booking required
    • Open Hours
    • 10am – 4pm
    • Builder
    • Craftsman Quality Builders
    • Designer
    • Urban Perspective Pty Ltd

Tours for Noonameena will start every hour on the hour, starting at 10pm with the last tour starting at 3pm

Noonameena is an owner-built, strawbale ‘SITUP’ prefab panel, Certified Passive House Institute Low Energy Building located on the banks of the Coliban River in central Victoria.

When planning got serious, I discovered what Passive House building was all about and thought ‘why doesn’t everyone build like this?’ I loved it so much I got trained in Passive House design and now offer services and an Airbnb experience to anyone who wants to see, feel and enjoy what a thermally efficient, well-constructed home can be.

Directions and information about visiting Noonameena. Please note we are located on a rural property in a sheep farming area. Please:

  • Shut the gate when entering or leaving as we have 24 sheep cutting the grass for us
  • Take care in all areas as we have many rocks throughout the property. If it has been raining the sides (off the driveway) will be very soft, please stay on the raised gravel areas only. Follow the driveway keeping left and park at the area sign posted BEFORE you get to the silver shed. If you require closer drop off please continue down the driveway keeping left all the way to the house. Keep left as you exit; note it is single lane driveway.
  • Take care with children or anyone not steady on their feet, there is an area of the house exposed to a steep drop off. These areas will be signposted.
  • No pets please

All donations form the day will got to Whitelion, to give young people the pride, courage and opportunities to change their lives.

Designed by Urban Perspective and built by Craftsman Quality Builders

This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 8.3  stars using NatHERS accredited software (FirstRate5). Find out how the star ratings work on the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) website.

The house also achieved 10 stars with the Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard. If you would like to find out more click here.



Years Open
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Passive House principles applied
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Heat exchange ventilation system
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Wood stove (sealed from inside air)
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Timber
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Stormwater management
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
      Drip irrigation
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Electric Vehicle?
    • No
    • Electric Vehicles Welcome
    • Yes
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Drip irrigation
      Native plants
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Heat recovery ventilation (HRV)
      Lime render/wash
      Natural light and ventilation
      Natural oil sealer/finishes
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $650,000
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $30,000, approx. ≥5% of building costs – limited heating or cooling required all year round.
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $6000
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 7.2kW
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 2kW
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Internal walls
      External walls
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R2.5
    • Floor Type:
    • Wafflepod
    • Floor Rating:
    • R1.9
    • Window Protection:
    • Automation/controls
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Insulated panels
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R5.0
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R9.0
    • External Walls Type:
    • Straw (stawbale walls)
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – 12.5: Ember attack with heat up to 12.5kW/m2
    • House Size
    • 179m2
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 3
    • Roof
    • Insulated panel (sandwich panels)
    • Wall Materials
    • Strawbale
      Structural insulated panels (SIP's)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Clerestory windows
      Low-e, films
      Sliding windows/doors
      Triple glazing
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Hobless showers
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      No stairs/steps
      Shower head on rail for various heights
      Space around toilets for ease of access in wheelchairs
      Tapware to be easily accessed from outside the shower