Using permaculture ethics & design principles to transform an old energy guzzling bungalow into a showcase of sustainable design. It's about energy cycling, building community, self-reliance,creatively using & reusing materials... all without spending heaps of money.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

2012 Sustainable House Day

Principle 8: Integrate rather than segregate


Abdallah House will be open for Sustainable House Day on Sunday the 9th of September 2012, from 10am till 4pm. It's a nation-wide (Australia) free event and everyone is invited. No need to book, just turn up on the day to: 1a Abdallah Road, Seymour, Victoria. Peter Lockyer, the builder / architect that I worked with on the project will also be here to answer questions.

Here's a speil from the event organisers:
Sustainable House Day gives people the chance to get a real-life look inside houses that have been designed, built or fitted out with sustainability in mind and talk to owners, receiving unbiased advice.As event organisers we’re seeing greater investment in harvesting water and solar energy as communities realise our resources are finite and likely to become more expensive. By becoming energy efficient today, you’ll be on the front foot to save on energy bills and help the environment now and into the future.
Sustainable House Day,  provides a chance for people to exchange ideas and learn from each other and visits to the houses are free of charge – so it will cost nothing to see how easy and economical the move to greener living can be.
In some other news... Abdallah House has been named a finalist in the 'Custom Built Homes' and 'Resource Efficiency' categories at the 2012 HIA GreenSmart Awards. The Awards will be announced in Sydney on the 6th of September, and Kunie (my partner) and I will be attending - with our fingers crossed.

See feedback from the day here

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