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.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

2016 Permaculture Day Tours

Do you want to check out what we have been up to? While the blog has been a bit quite of late, there's still plenty that's been happening here at Abdallah House.

Come on down for a tour on Permaculture Day, Sunday May 1st at 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00. The cost is $5, under 16 is free. Price includes a Permaculture Calendar (still 8 months left!), that was produced by your host, owner builder Richard Telford.


Abdallah House, an urban rebuild and permaculture demonstration site on 580m2 (1/7th of an acre) in the rural township of Seymour, central Victoria. The build began in 2009 and completed in 2010. The house was a finalist in the 2012 HIA GreenSmart awards.

UPDATE: Peter Lockyer, the builder / architect that I worked with on the project will be joining us once again!

Features include:

  • passive solar design, with raised living room slab
  • reuse of original building and 2nd hand materials
  • integrated cellar / tank stand / cool cupboard
  • low energy consumption home (around 3kw/h per day) 
  • 1.5kw solar array
  • rainwater capture in tanks and earthworks
  • chooks and small netted espaliered orchard 
  • fossil-fuel free heating and hot water system
  • use of large Red Gum which was milled on-site
  • greenhouse with experimental aquaponics
  • vegetable gardens and multi-grafted fruit trees
  • composting system
Let us know that you are coming on the Facebook event page and share it round.

 

Permaculture Books Available

 
http://permacultureprinciples.com/shop/

A range of PERMACULTURE BOOKs will be available for sale at 10-25% off RRP. A full list of titles can be found on the Permaculture Principles shop page. If you are interested in a bulk purchase let us know in advance so we can bring stock from our warehouse.
 

For enquiries phone Richard on 0402 503 763