The August event for the Transition Town Guildford Sustainable Homes action group will be another house tour and it’s an owner designed solar passive house.
“Sitting on a 1-acre property at the edge of Mundaring townsite, this house is a sophisticated response to its setting. It was designed as our family home and I have recently launched my design business Edgefield Projects (www.edgefieldprojects.com.au). The building forms a simple L-shape in plan, with a 2m wide Jarrah deck verandah running along the inside edge, focusing the house onto the social hub: a central terrace and lawn area. The living spaces are laid out within one large volume that is bookended by a sophisticated natural oak kitchen on one end and a recycled brick fireplace (with pellet stove insert) on the other.”
- Passive solar heating in winter using polished concrete floor
- Windows allow for cross-ventilation, and ceiling fans throughout provide air movement for thermal comfort.
- A NatHERS rating of 7 stars, and has no mechanical air conditioning
- Innovative pellet heater that uses compressed sawdust pellets made from mill offcuts
Come join us for this tour followed by arvo tea.
Location: The address will be sent in the confirmation email when you register
Date: Sunday 16th August
Time: 2- 4 pm
Cost: By donation or bring a plate for afternoon tea