Recycle Home 2020

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House Notes – Recycle Home

I have recycled a shipping container into a cool tropical dwelling, all recycled materials except for some fittings and fixings. It is a very simple but effective home. Food gardens, a home engineered solar hot water system with a wood-fired kitchen and a bachelor’s kitchen. Composting toilet, outdoor shower and greywater system, and a fly screen bungalow (Hoochie) as a second dwelling. We use 3KwH of power per day.

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Years Open
2020
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Efficient lighting
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      External planting
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading

    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Floor vents and large screen windows
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans

    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ultra efficient mobile AC (300 w/h)
    • Water heating:
    • PV thermal

    • Water heating:
    • Wood fired self pumping copper coil into second hand 50L storage containers, PV thermal with timer and governed by temperature sensitive switch
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Compost toilet
      Grey water system
      Stormwater management
      Low flow taps
      Drip irrigation
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • 0.127kL
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Louvres
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Roofing, irrigation, furniture, bathroom fittings, framing steal, electrical components, shelving, shower alcove, plumbing
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Everything reused, recycled, repurposed, brought or foud where possible or existing on-site. Passive cooling design. Recycle all greywater and compost toilet.
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Aggregate
      Appliances
      Basins/sinks
      Bath
      Benchtops
      Decking
      Excavated earth
      House - all materials reused
      Floorboards
      Light fixtures / fittings
      Metal sheeting
      Paving
      Shipping container
      Steel frame
      Tapware
      Timber
      Toilet
      Windows

INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • fiberglass mat w reflective paper and second roof with air gap and vents
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R2.5
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 3kWh
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $20,000
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $5,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $810
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 10m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – Low: There is insufficient risk to warrant specific construction requirements
    • Roof
    • Insulated panel (sandwich panels)
    • Wall Materials
    • Lightweight construction (steel frame)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Louvre windows
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 1
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Bee keeping
      Composting
      Drip irrigation
      Edible garden
      Frog friendly
      Local indigenous plants
      Orchard
      Organic
      Permaculture
      Native plants
      Wicking beds
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Make jams/conserves
      Pickle and preserve food
      Recycle
      Repair
      Take own containers to the supermarket and for take away food
      Swap with friends and neighbours
      Waste free/reduced construction site
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Chemical free cleaning products used
      Cross flow ventilation
Location
Darwin NT 0800
    • Housing Type:
    • Tiny Home - Fixed
    • Project Type:
    • Continual Improvement
    • Open with support of
    • ECNT / COOLmob
    • Builder
    • Home-owner
    • Designer
    • Home-owner

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