Snug House 2019

Address
Snug TAS 7054
Booking required – see link below
HOUSE DETAILS
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Open House Style
    • Guided Tours – Booking essential (address will not be listed on website)
    • Open Hours
    • 10am to 4.30pm
    • Builder
    • Justin O'Connor
    • Designer
    • Huon Drafting

Book your tickets here to visit Snug House. This home is open for pre-booked tours only, the address will not be displayed. 

Due to overwhelming interest in my property when I last opened in 2016, I have chosen to limit numbers through ticketed tours for 2019 – this ensures visitors get the best opportunity to receive information and ask questions. The ticket fee goes back into supporting the Sustainable House Day Scheme.

2015 Award Winner: HIA GreenSmart Energy Efficiency Award (Tasmania)

An example of an energy-efficient home design which can be achieved for a new house build on a modest budget.

This three-bedroom, single level home uses solar passive design – delivering a comfortable year-round ambient temperature that requires only occasional heating, even during winter.

Features include:
North-facing glass “wall” in the living area
Polished concrete slab in the living area for thermal mass
Dark tiles along north-facing bedroom windows
Fully insulated slab, thermally-separated from footings
Extensive insulation (under slab R2.4; slab edge R2.4; walls R4.2; ceiling R6/R7)
Argon-filled, low-e double glazing with composite window frames
Full-length opening windows and ceiling fans for ventilation
Energy Star rating of 8.5

The property also has a large 30m x 10m netted fruit and vegetable garden, which is fed from water tanks attached to the house.

Designed by Huon Drafting and built by Justin O’Connor

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Years Open
2014
2016
2019
SUSTAINABLE FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Other
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Electric radiant heaters
    • Water heating:
    • Other
    • Water heating:
    • Electric
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Above ground rainwater storage
      Drip irrigation
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Steel water tanks
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 20,000L
    • Storage connected to
    • Garden
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • Natural daylight
      Tubular skylight
    • Electric Vehicle?
    • No
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Chickens
      Composting
      Drip irrigation
      Edible garden
      Native plants
    • Healthy home features
    • Cross flow ventilation
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Natural light and ventilation
ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Energy star rating:
    • 8.5 Stars
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R6.0
    • Floor Type:
    • Other
    • Floor Rating:
    • R2.4
    • Window Protection:
    • Honeycomb blinds
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R4.2
HOUSE DESIGN
    • House Size
    • 150m2 (living) / 192m2 (total)
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 3
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Other
    • Wall Materials
    • Fibre cement sheet
    • Window and Door Types
    • Awning
      Clerestory windows
      Double glazing
      Low-e, films
      Sun Tunnel/SolaTube
      Other
    • Window and Door Types
    • Casement
    • Universal Design Features
    • 80cm minimum door opening width
      Hobless showers
      Lever handles for doors (no knobs)
      No Corner cupboards
      Rocker style light switches
      Tapware to be easily accessed from outside the shower