Retro River Rest 2019

Address
Warrnambool VIC 3280
HOUSE DETAILS
    • Housing Type:
    • Holiday Rental/Hotel Accommodation
    • Chosen Charity
    • Warrnambool Environmental Action Group
OPENING WITH SUPPORT OF
    • Open with support of
    • Warrnambool Environmental Action Group
    • Designer
    • Atlas building design

This amazing house is made from shipping containers, with the owners being lovers of recycling. Shipping containers is not only a great way to recycle but it also reduced the amount of construction waste on site.

‘I get disturbed by the amount of waste we humans produce and I often find love in many old things. Creating and designing Retro River Rest was something I have thoroughly enjoyed doing. Putting time into cleaning old pieces of furniture is something I enjoy and thinking outside the box was exciting.’

In addition to the shipping containers there are also recycled cabinets, light fixtures and sinks. Shopping at op shops and second hand stores to find unusual and interesting pieces to decorate this home has given the home a very unique character and given a second lease of life to items otherwise going to landfill.

Due to this house being made out of shipping containers, this home has been heavily insulated on the ceiling, walls and floor and external openings are sealed to keep this home comfortable in both summer and winter.

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Designed by Atlas Building Design

Join the Warrnambool Environmental Action Group SHD Bus Tour to see this and 3 other properties on the day

Open with the support

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2019
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Split system airconditioner
      Other
    • Active heating cooling:
    • electric fireplace
    • Water heating:
    • Hot water heat pump
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Window Protection:
    • Blinds
      Other
    • Window Protection:
    • Eaves
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Mirrors, bread crates to fill sub-floor, all furniture sourced from op shops
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Basins/sinks
      Kitchen cabinets
      Light fixtures
      Shipping container
      Other
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R5
    • Floor Type:
    • Bulk - polystyrene board
    • Floor Rating:
    • R3.5
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Energy star rating:
    • 6.1 stars
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV grid connect
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 151m2
    • BAL Rating
    • BAL – Low: There is insufficient risk to warrant specific construction requirements
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Lightweight construction (timber frame)
      Shipping container
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Clerestory windows
      Double glazing
      Double hung
      Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
      Multi-generational
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Airtight house design
      Cross flow ventilation
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural light and ventilation