Tiny NP – Tiny House Community Garden

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Location
St Kilda VIC 3182
    • Housing Type:
    • Tiny Home - Transportable
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Open with support of
    • Tiny Non Profit
    • Builder
    • Nick Killey & Ric Butler
    • Designer
    • Tiny House 2 Go

About Tiny NP – Tiny House Community Garden

Tiny House Community Garden Project is a live-in experiment designed to prove tiny houses can not only provide more affordable housing, but can also help to engage, educate and inspire people to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

We are fortunate to have been gifted unused land in St Kilda by a local resident for at least 2 years. At Tiny Non-profit, our core mission is to inspire more tiny houses in Australia, and we see this land gift as a way of sharing our love for Tiny Homes and the underpinning philosophy that we can live a lot more sustainably with less. Core to this belief is the importance of community, and we feel the land is best used for St Kilda residents to connect in a shared garden that is also productive and educational.

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Cross ventilation
      External planting
      Passive solar designed home
      Shading
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans
      Heat exchange ventilation system
    • Water heating:
    • gas
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Rainwater storage - Above ground
      Blackwater system
      Compost toilet
      Grey water system
      Low flow shower heads
      Low flow taps
    • Average water consumption per day:
    • 80 - 100 litres
    • Above ground rainwater storage Type:
    • Tank
    • Above ground rainwater storage Size
    • 3100 (but will be upgrading)
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
SUSTAINABLE & RECYCLED MATERIALS
    • Sustainable materials:
    • Built to be able to be on or off-grid Solar-powered Bamboo countertops throughout Low voltage lighting Composting toilet Chemical free build Water collection/water tanks We used leftover building products wherever possible
    • Recycled and reused materials:
    • Appliances
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Ceiling
      Internal walls
      External walls
      Floor
    • Ceiling Type:
    • Recycled bottles
    • Ceiling Rating:
    • R4
    • Floor Type:
    • Panels
    • Floor Rating:
    • Unsure
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Insulated panels
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R4
    • Internal Walls Insulation Type:
    • Recycled bottles
    • Internal Walls Insulation Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Rating:
    • R2.5
    • External Walls Type:
    • Recycled bottles
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • No
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Solar PV off-grid
    • Size of PV system:
    • 1.4fkW Solar Panels, 3kW Inverter
    • Average Daily Energy Consumption:
    • 1.43 kWh per day
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • 95k - 2019-2020
    • Cost estimate of sustainable home/features:
    • 15k
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $2000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 20
    • BAL Rating
    • No BAL rating requirements at time of construction
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Window and Door Types
    • Sliding windows/doors
    • Universal design accessability
    • Adaptive design
    • Universal Design Features
    • Shower head on rail for various heights
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 1
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 1
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Foodcube System by Biofilta - Made from 80% recycled plastic and using a third the water of standard wicking beds. Biogro as a grow medium to assist with water retention.
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Composting
      Edible garden
      Wicking beds
      Worm farm

    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Recycle
      Repair
      Recycle coffee grounds from nearby cafe's
      Swap with friends and neighbours
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Asthma and allergy free certified carpet
      Cabinet design to minimise dust collection
      Carpet free - tiles/concrete/timber flooring throughout
      Chemical free cleaning products used
      Cross flow ventilation
      Formaldehyde free cabinets
      Indoor plants for air filtration
      Lime render/wash
      Low VOC paints/sealer/varnish
      Natural light and ventilation
      Natural oil sealer/finishes

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