Tamborine 10 star rated, single level family home with passive solar design.
The home harvests more energy than it consumes, making it a positive energy home. Of course, all the energy that has gone into the home building is not accounted for, but then all homes need energy to be built.
* 10-star energy rating
* Passive Solar design
* Passive ventilation
* Double glazing, double low-e coatings, argon filled cavity with thermally broken aluminium frames.
* Water harvesting, 110,000 liter water tank
* On-site water treatment
* Veggie garden
* Over 1000 grasses, ornamental and native trees planted in the past 8 months
Our main goals when designing and building this house was energy efficiency and low ongoing maintenance and costs. This is our 2nd 10-star rated owner-built home and the first one is very similar, just smaller.
We have used only commonly available materials so there was no need for specialised trades and engineering. Basically we have proven that a 10-star home is very achievable, when applying common sense, and by following a set of design principles. We have no background in the building industry.
This house achieved a NatHERS rating of 10 stars using NatHERS accredited software