This is a classic passive solar house – long, with all living rooms and bedrooms facing north, service rooms to the south and limited east west facing windows. Heavy insulation, tiled slab on ground, double glazed thermally broken windows, LED lighting, and low energy appliances feature in this house. The roof, supported by inverted A frame trusses to provide high raking ceilings within, allows deep penetration of winter sun while excluding summer sun.
The house, located on a bush block, is off the grid and gains its power from a bank of solar panels and back-up batteries. Roof water is collected into tanks for domestic water and a large dam provides garden water. Sewage is treated on site with waste water from the tanks used on the lawn.