Lola came to us with a very clear vision and picture of what she wanted. Although she only needed a small home, she wanted it to feel spacious and peaceful.
The large kitchen/living/dining area provides this, capturing the picturesque views of Mount Macedon.
Lola wanted her home to be completely off-grid, to not be reliant on other services and to keep energy costs to a minimum in her retirement home.
We achieved this for her by including:
- An off-grid stand-alone solar system.
- Solar passive sustainable design principles. Such as north-facing orientation to control temperatures with seasonally appropriate sun exposure.
- Rammed earth walls with high thermal mass properties. Paired with solar passive design the walls lower energy consumption. Their thermal properties naturally regulate temperature.
- On-site waste management system.
Lola’s property was previously part of a nursery – with beautifully developed gardens and dams. These were important to preserve during design and construction, and since completion she has continued to add to them.
The final result is a peaceful and spacious retirement home Lola now enjoys.
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