We have a unique off-grid mountain-bush home, that is 11km off the grid. It is well insulated, cool in summer and warm in winter, and is powered by a low-head micro-hydro in our river plus 2kW of PV backup. We have a wood stove water jacket to back up the solar hot water heater, and 2 composting rotating-drum toilets.
Our property is very fire defendable (we battled the ’03 fires, see video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kAMjSBak7I&t=2s), with deck sprinklers, cleared park-like area around the house, underfloor tin, a ‘fire truck’ and more.
Here’s a 45 minute walking tour of our property we put together for Sustainable House Day (full version): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yds5PGQG-w
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