This project is an excellent example of how brighter design and construction methods can create a sustainable home without sacrificing the sites best features. The clients’ brief was to create an energy efficient home, totally off the grid and incorporating natural materials and finishes. Meeting this brief combined with the stunning view to the east was challenging.
Being totally off grid, the design and specifications for this home were imperative to a successful outcome. A range of highly efficient appliances were selected so there was no need to compromise comfortable living. Minimal LED lights were deigned to create maximum impact.
To contribute to a healthy and safe indoor environment, natural products were used where possible. The floor is hard ground polished concrete and all paints contain low VOC emissions. The external spotted gum, in addition to being a carbon store, has been left to grey naturally reducing the need for ongoing maintenance.