framed weatherboard lined house
hybrid PV & wind turbine
embodies climate responsive design, solar hws, photovoltaics, wind turbine,
rain water, wood lot and wood space heat, full self sufficiency, clerestory, ventilated pantry
In 2000 Hugh & Wendy Grundy had their house built on the top of
the Bremer Escarpment near Callington.
It reverted to farm and rural living after the demise of the abandoned planning exercise.
The land has extensive views 180 degrees westward including southward down the Bremer Valley over Callington township toward the sea.
The site therefore gets the regular afternoon sea breeze 'doctor' winds common to such locations.
The house was designed to be both:-
The house has standard timber framed structure, concrete floor, weatherboard wall and steel roof claddings.
Non-standard are the insulations to walls, roof and ceilings,
the raked living area ceilings and clerestory roof form.
The house also embodies ventilated pantry, and gas points in each room for mobile flueless gas heaters for convenience quick local winter warming.
Hugh is the SA convenor for the Alternative Technology Association.
The systems fitted include:-
This house is a good example of a conventional building with the application of the principles and systems in a mainstreamed form which are developed at the cutting edge in the early projects from this practice.