2014 Sustainable House Day - September 7th
We will be participating in the event again this year, opening our property to the public on the 7th of September from 10am till 4pm. Please bring a gold coin or two as a contribution. For directions to 1a Abdallah Road in Seymour click here.
|Front of House|
Richard Telford and Peter Lockyer will be running tours on the hour: please try to arrive at 5 minutes before the hour so we can get moving on time.
A little history of the projectThe project began in May 2008 in suburban Seymour, Central Victoria with the purchase of a three roomed bungalow with bathroom / laundry on a 584 sq metre (1/8 acre) block. The bungalow was carefully deconstructed and transformed to a new home that showcases low energy and passive systems, with virtually no waste.
Owner-builder Richard Telford worked closely with builder/architect Peter Lockyer during the main construction phase from May 2009 to May 2010.
|Our cellar also acts as a tank stand|
The house was a finalist in the 2012 GreenSmart Awards in the Custom Built Homes and Resource Efficiency catagories and has been described as a “landmark in sustainability and clean living” in the North Central Review 4/9/12.
|Netted Orchard and chook run|
Some highlights include filling only one rubbish and recycle bin during 2011, family spending of $15 per day for food/drink during 2012 and producing 365kg of produce and over 500 eggs during 2013.
|Our family in early 2014|
I've been pretty busy recently finishing off the greenhouse, the building stage should be completed in time for the open day and I hope to get a post out before then.
Hope to see you here! Come if you can make it.