SpurTopia Homestead – Sustainable Paradise 2021

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House Notes – SpurTopia Homestead – Sustainable Paradise

Our SpurTopia Homestead is aiming to be self-sufficient (energy, water, food and waste-free) to showcase our home for people to come and be inspired.

Applying a clever design, our ideas, inventions and engineering, including using readily available materials, make the place outstanding with continuous improvements. We passionately like to share practical and inexpensive ideas for sustainable living.

You could see us on ABC’s Gardening Australia, Channel 11’s Totally Wild, Channel 10’s BrainBuzz, Bris 31 TV and numerous newspaper and magazine articles, radio interviews, talks and workshops.

Using entire land to our benefit – Permaculture design
– Food Production
– Energy positive
– close to water sufficiency
– nearly waste free

BE INSPIRED TO CREATE YOUR OWN UTOPIA.

We run countless of inspirational, educational and empowering talks and workshops.

Watch SpurTopia Homestead on this this short video here.

Roman Spur’s ideas and inventions on ABC’s Gardening Australia.

Check out our SpurTopia Homestead blog here.

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Years Open
2012
2014
2017
2018
2019
2021
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Energy monitoring
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (flat panel)
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Above ground
      Blackwater system
      Grey water system
      Stormwater management
      Drip irrigation

    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • polytanks
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 100kL+
    • Window Protection:
    • Eaves
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Bottles
      Bricks
      Rocks/stone
      Timber
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Ceiling
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Bulk – glass wool
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • $15,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $2000 per month
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 250m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Brick veneer
    • Window and Door Types
    • Sliding windows/doors
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 5
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 3
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Bee keeping
      Bee hotels/friendly
      Bird-nesting boxes
      Chickens
      Composting
      Drip irrigation
      Edible garden
      Frog friendly
      Local indigenous plants
      Orchard
      Organic
      Permaculture
      Native plants
      Swales
      Wicking beds
      Worm farm
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Make jams/conserves
      Pickle and preserve food
      Recycle
      Repair
      Recycle coffee grounds from nearby cafe's
      Take own containers to the supermarket and for take away food
      Swap with friends and neighbours
Location
Fernvale QLD 4306
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • Garden Only

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