Here's your chance to have a look at what makes Abdallah House tick.RICHARD TELFORD September 5, 2014 3:19am
The Telford family (Sen, Kunie, Kai and Richard) are again opening Abdallah House to the public to mark Sustainable House Day.
Sustainable houses across Australia will be opening their properties and homes for the public to see how people are doing something to reduce their impact on the environment on Sustainable House Day.
Seymour owner-builder Richard Telford and his family will be participating in the event again this year, opening Abdallah House to the public on September 7 from 10
Mr Telford worked closely with builder/architect Peter Lockyer during the main construction phase from May 2009 to May 2010, and Mr Lockyer will be joining him in running tours on the hour throughout the day.
The Abdallah House project in suburban Seymour began with the purchase of a three-roomed bungalow with bathroom/laundry on a 584
The bungalow was carefully deconstructed and transformed to a new home to showcases low-energy and passive systems, with virtually no waste.
The house was a finalist in the 2012 GreenSmart Awards in the Custom Built Homes and Resource Efficiency categories and has been described as a ‘‘landmark in sustainability and clean living’’.
Features include a separate cellar that is linked via a duct to a cool cupboard in the kitchen, a recently completed greenhouse connected house that helps regulate temperature, solar passive design as well as water and solar harvesting.
The use of permaculture ethics and design principles have been central to the design process that continues in the garden and resource use as the family further reduces its impact on the earth and inspires others to make changes in their own lives.
Mr Telford has kept a blog at abdallahouse.com about his urban adventures since 2008.
In demonstrating the savings that can be made, the family used just one rubbish and recycle bin during 2011, spent $15 per day for food/drink during 2012 and produced 365
Abdallah House is at 1a Abdallah Rd. Entry on the day by gold coin donation.
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