The House

The House is  Hampton, Victoria, that has been construction to be eco friendly and energy self sufficient through a range of features including solar panels and water tanks.

This blog will tell you how some of the features work, and what you can do around your own place to make things more self sustaining and even provide you with an economic return for your work!

Main Features of the house


300 mm Earth Walls


Concrete roof


67 sq m Cellar


Open plan living area


Thermal break aluminium windows frames with tilt & turn device.


Solar hot water


1.5 kw photovoltaic solar system


Internal wall made from compressed straw and plaster board.  Has both thermal

and acoustic values.


Internally the house has been built using a concept called healthy living.  No material that contains formaldehyde is used.