Yarragon Strawbale House 2021

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House Notes – Yarragon Strawbale House

Our house has strawbale and rammed-earth walls, Apricus evacuated tube and wood heater boosted hot water, all-electric appliances and a 7.5kW PV system. Insulation is sprayfoam under the roof, which spans from the top plate of the walls. We have added an off grid/hybrid battery system using secondhand lead-acid batteries.

We also have a Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles

Designed by Steve Hanson

Our house had a Victorian Residential Efficiency Scorecard click here to find out more.

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SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Years Open
2014
2016
2018
2019
2020
2021
ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENT FEATURES
    • Energy efficiency:
    • Draught proofing
      Efficient lighting
      Efficient appliances
      Energy monitoring
    • Passive heating cooling:
    • Passive solar designed home
      Shading
      Thermal mass
    • Active heating cooling:
    • Ceiling fans

    • Active heating cooling:
    • Wood heater
    • Water heating:
    • Solar hot water (evacuated tube)
      Wood fire wetback
    • Water harvesting and saving features:
    • Low flow shower heads
    • Energy Efficient Lighting
    • LED lights throughout
      Natural daylight
    • Electric Vehicle Type
    • Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model 3
    • Window Protection:
    • Deciduous tree/vegetation
INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
    • Insulation Type:
    • Under-roof
      Floor
    • Floor Type:
    • Slab perimeter polystyrene board
    • Under Roof Insulation Type:
    • Spray foam
    • Under Roof Insulation Rating:
    • R4.0
RENEWABLE ENERGY SPECIFICATIONS
    • All-Electric Home?
    • Yes
    • Renewable energy used:
    • Energy storage/battery
      Solar PV grid connect
      Solar PV off-grid
    • Size of PV system:
    • 7.5
COSTS AND COST SAVINGS
    • Total cost of home when constructed:
    • $580,000
    • Estimate of annual savings:
    • $7000
HOUSE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS
    • House Size
    • 277m2
    • Roof
    • Metal (Colorbond)
    • Wall Materials
    • Rammed earth
      Strawbale
    • Window and Door Types
    • Double glazing
    • Number of bedrooms
    • 4
    • Number of bathrooms
    • 2
GARDEN AND WASTE REDUCTION
    • Garden / Outdoors
    • Chickens
      Edible garden
      Orchard
      Worm farm
    • Waste Reduction Practices:
    • Compost all food scraps
      Make jams/conserves
      Pickle and preserve food
      Recycle
HEALTHY HOME FEATURES
    • Healthy home features
    • Lime render/wash
Location
Yarragon VIC 3823
    • Housing Type:
    • Standalone House
    • Project Type:
    • New Build
    • Open with support of
    • Baw Baw Sustainability Network
    • Builder
    • Alan Hauxwell

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