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Open for Tours on Permaculture Day

Richard and Peter with HIA GreenSmart   2012 finalist certificates in 2 categories Tours run on Sunday May 3rd 2015 at 9am, 11am and 2pm - each running for about an hour. Just $5, children free! Owner builder Richard Telford and Builder / Architect Peter Lockyer (morning sessions only) will be running tours at Abdallah House, an urban rebuild and permaculture demonstration site on 580m2 (1/7th of an acre) in the rural township of Seymour, central Victoria. Features include: passive solar design, with raised living room slab reuse of original building along with many loacally sourced 2nd hand materials integrated cellar / tank stand / cool cupboard low energy consumption home (around 3kw/h p/d) with 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-gr