Passive solar design house

It’s done! Completed 22 December 2014. Read this post for an update.


 

 

Work finally got underway on the new house on 6 May 2014 starting with earthworks for the new driveway down the northern boundary. The goal for completion, which we and our builder Neil Warden are working towards, is Christmas. But being naturally cynical and having had enough experience in building houses (this is our third), I’m not holding my breath. Contractually he’s got until February 2015 so we’ll see how we go.

Jeff's early 3D model of our new house. A few things have changed, like the pool, but essentially it looks the same.

Jeff’s early 3D model of our new house. A few things have changed, like the pool, but essentially it looks the same.

The basic floor plan.

The basic floor plan.

Site plan of our full 1-acre block showing the new house in heavy outline and the rough ideas for various garden elements inculding vegie patch, chook yards and covered orchard.

Site plan of our full 1-acre block showing the current house at the top of the block closest to Mundaring Weir Rd and the new house in heavy outline down the back including rough ideas and locations for various garden elements such as the vegie patch, chook yards and covered orchard.