“Your home, Your journey”
Diy-Eco are looking for sustainable homes to showcase in Hobart and Launceston in September 2015. If you have a home elsewhere and are interested in becoming involved please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page.
Diy-eco Sustainable Home Tours are looking for sustainable home owners that would be willing to open their homes to a group of people for a couple of hours in the Launceston and Hobart regions in September.
The tours give participants the opportunity to hear from the home owner first hand their journey and experiences in renovating or building their home in a sustainable way and living in them.
There are only twenty places available at each open home and three homes open on one day. People can book in and pay for for as many of the open homes as they wish to.
Income from the tour is split between the home owner and Diy-eco.
For further information contact Sean Manners, 0412 294 779, firstname.lastname@example.org
For background to the last tour Sustainable Home Tour May 2015
Is your home suitable for a Diy-eco home tour?
If your home has been renovated or built using sustainable principles and materials, and you are happy to discuss it with a group of people then your home is probably very suitable.
Sustainable principles might be some of or all of the following :
- Thought to correct orientation of building on a block
- What materials are building is made from
- Thermal efficiency of materials
- Waste reduction
- Carbon footprint of materials
- Solar passive design
- Life cycle assessment of materials
- Carbon miles of materials
- Recycling of materials
Sustainable materials that the house has been built or renovated with might include :
- Straw bale
- Rammed earth
- Mud brick
- Structural insulated panels
- Reverse brick veneer
- Manufactured in factory to a high star rating
- Sustainable sourced timbers
Areas where improvements may have been made:
- Roof, wall, and floor insulation
- Glazing (replacing single with double glazing, secondary glazing)
- Heating (Solar passive, hydronic, solar, pellet fire, etc)
- Window coverings
- Paints and finishes for all surfaces
- Recycled products
- Lighting improvements (LED, light tube, skylight. etc)