Snug House 2019

Snug TAS 7054
Booking required – see link below
    • 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


Years Open
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      Passive solar designed home
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
    • 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
      Drip irrigation
      Edible garden
      Native plants
    • Healthy home features
    • Cross flow ventilation
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Natural light and ventilation
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Energy star rating:
    • 8.5 Stars
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
      External walls
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R6.0
    • Floor Type:
    • Other
    • Floor Rating:
    • R2.4
    • Window Protection:
    • Honeycomb blinds
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R4.2
    • 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
    • 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