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


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


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