Sustainable Home Tour – May 2015


 What is a sustainable home?

Take a tour of three very different homes, meet the owners, and find out.

 Learn about their experiences in creating a comfortable, livable, energy efficient home. Ask any questions you may have about their journey. Why they did what they did, the products they used, what their savings in energy are. 

Sunday May 24th 2015

Three houses open in Sheffield & Gowrie Park,

Northern Tasmania

 

  • Cost:  Single: $20 one home, $33 for two homes, $50 for all three homes
    • Couple:  $35 one home, $60 for two homes, $90 all three homes
  • Session Length: 1.5 – 2 hours at each home.
  • Afternoon/morning tea: Yum. Will be available

Contact Sean on 0412 294 779 or email diyecotas@gmail.com

Details of locations provided when booking is made.

House tour times:  Sheffield 9.30am, Gowrie Park 12.30pm & 2.45pm

 Sheffield: Straw bale semi rural home on 2 acreshouse

  • Owner built
  • Passive solar orientation, well insulated
  • Double glazing
  • Sustainable floor finishes/coverings, low VOC paints
  • Evacuated tube HWS with electric boost
  • Grid connect solar
  • Native plants, vegetable gardens, permaculture principles
  • Water tanks, water saving fixtures, mains water also connected

 

 

 Gowrie Park 1:   1965 weatherboard retrofit

Part of a 30 panel solar array at Gowrie Park, Northern Tasmania

Part of a 30 panel solar array at Gowrie Park, Northern Tasmania

  • 30 panel solar PV array lithium battery backup system
  • 18 panel solar PV array grid connect
  • Retrofit double glazing
  • Heat transfer system
  • Heat pump hot water system
  • Passive solar orientation
  • Vegetable gardens, cottage garden
  • Water tanks, water saving fixtures
  • Heat transfer system

 

 

 

 

Gowrie Park 2:   Steel framed, cement sheet clad home.1750

  • Owner built
  • Passive solar orientation, cross ventilation, well insulated
  • Double glazing and secondary double glazing
  • Under floor hydronic heating connected to HWS
  • Evacuated tube/heat pump hybrid hot water system
  • Grid connect solar, power monitoring
  • Raised garden beds, poly tunnel, gravity fed garden watering
  • Water tanks, water saving fixtures
  • Heat transfer system