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, April 16, 2015

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-grafted fruit trees
  • humanure composting system
A range of permaculture books will be available for sale on the day. Cost for tours is $5, under 16 free. No booking required. Proceeds tithed to Permafund.

For enquiries phone Richard on 0402 503 763 - View or share the Facebook Event

For more see the overview of the project

The recently completed greenhouse with 200lt tank and raised tile garden bed

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