Paradis Du Chanvre 2024

House Notes – Paradis Du Chanvre

Paradis Du Chanvre is the epitome of sustainable elegance.

This striking Hemp house with a Morrocan feel is nestled in the heart of The Witchcliffe Ecovillage. Designed around solar passive principles and utilising sustainable and healthy materials it truly leads the way in the sustainable revolution.

The house comprises of a light burnished concrete ground floor encapsulated with Hempcrete walls with a natural lime render. The upper floor is of a lightweight construction with mainly Hempcrete throughout, on the Southern side charred Jarrah cladding creates a striking contrast.

The skillion roof is a ‘warm roof’ build up using wood fibre board panels, rainwater is harvested on site with a 110,000 litre rainwater tank, energy is produced and exported from a 10kw solar panel connecting to the unique Ecovillage microgrid and Tesla power storage facilities.

Timber double glazed joinery with low E glass is installed throughout the house.

At 280 sqm of liveable space (plus veranda and garage areas) the house is on the larger size, but somehow its unique design creates pockets of comfort and connection, connection with each other in the house and with the outdoor spaces it creates.

The design and build is a lifelong dream for builder Henry & his wife Jo who emigrated from England 10 years ago.

 


This home is opening in partnership with our sponsor, Witchcliffe Eco Village. You can find out more about booking this tour here.

Come and explore Sustainable House Day in Australia’s Most Sustainable Residential Community:
  • Engage with sustainability experts
  • Join our Open House Tour to explore 6 highly sustainable solar passive homes
  • Attend Ecovillage presentations
  • Learn more about 100% renewable energy microgrids
  • Take part in community garden tours and take a look at EVs
  • 100% renewable 75 kW EV charging available on site
Don’t Miss Out!
Register your interest below to receive updates on the program, open house schedules, and an exclusive early-access sign-up for our OPEN HOUSES TOUR.
– Sustainable House Day
– ecovillage.net.au

 

Sustainability Features

Years Open
2024
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Above ground
      Grey water system
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • 100litres
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Rainwater tank steel
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 110000
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Deciduous tree/vegetation
      Eaves

    • Window Protection:
    • Future window hoods planned, not yet installed
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Locally sourced Jarrah. Wood fibreboard insulation panels to the roof. BCB Tradical Hempcrete
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Steel frame
      Timber
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • 4
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Wood fibre board panels
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R2
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • 2.5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • 4.5
    • External Walls Type:
    • Hempcrete
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Energy storage/battery
      Solar PV grid connect
    • Size of PV system:
    • 10
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • 650000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • 3000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 325
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – Low: There is insufficient risk to warrant specific construction requirements
    • Roof
    • Metal (Zincalume)
    • Wall Materials
    • Hempcrete
      Lightweight construction (timber frame)
      Timber
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Bi Fold
      Clerestory windows
      Double glazing
      Louvre windows
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Hobless showers
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      Space around toilets for ease of access in wheelchairs
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Bird-nesting boxes
      Chickens
      Community vegetable garden
      Composting
      Edible garden
      Frog friendly
      Local indigenous plants
      Orchard
      Native plants
      Swales
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
      Recycle coffee grounds from nearby cafe's
      Swap with friends and neighbours
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Asthma and allergy free certified carpet
      Carpet free - tiles/concrete/timber flooring throughout
      Cross flow ventilation
      Formaldehyde free cabinets
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Lime render/wash
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural light and ventilation
      Natural oil sealer/finishes
      VOC free paints/sealer/varnish
Location
Witchcliffe WA 6286
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Builder
    • Owner Builder
    • Designer
    • Abode Design & Draft

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