Banksia Grove Eco House
Located on a beautiful bush block in Banksia Grove, this stone
house has two wings which radiate at lightly different angles from
a central entrance point. The one wing accommodates the living
areas while the other wing houses the bedrooms. The house is
extended in a curvilinear form and opens out to the north onto
timber decks and with all rooms visually linked to the bush. The
extended form optimises natural ventilation. The single bathroom is
a multi-use space split into different parts with the generous
vanity being located off the breezeway with double doors opening
out through sliding doors to an outside shower area and clothes
drying deck. The internal shower and bath are in a separate room
with the WC also separated. This allows for maximum use of these
facilities without having to double up.
Environmental features - The client wanted this house to be able
to operate without being connected to the electricity grid, water
mains and to be fully food sufficient. There is a 2KW photovoltaic
system with a full battery backup. LED lights are used throughout.
Solar hotwater system. Slow burner used for cooking in winter also
heats the house. There are two 10,000 litre rainwater tanks. The
garden was designed by Josh Byrne with local food production.
Bush block - 5,298 sqm.
1 multi use bathroom
kitchen, living, dining
Gross building size
House size - 240 sqm plus timber decks outside WC and store.
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