Building a sustainable Home Sweet Home

Building a sustainable Home Sweet Home

MAY 2015 | SEAN MANNERS

WHAT IS a sustainable house? To some, it is a well designed, energy efficient new house with all the new technologies incorporated.

To others, it is an older home that is renovated with sustainability at the core.

Or it could be a combination of the above if a new extension is added to an existing home.

Now, there is a chance to find out direct from the home owner. Coming to Northern Tasmania is the launch of Sustainable Home Tours – The Inside Story.

Find out how to make your own home more comfortable and energy efficient or gather ideas for your new house.

By only having twenty people in each tour the chance to interact with the homeowners and others will be optimised.

The tour will be centred around Sheffield and Gowrie Park, with three very different homes on view. You will view a strawbale owner-build on a two acre semi-rural property.

A retrofitted 1965 weatherboard house that has been added to over the years and now has double glazing. And an owner-built steel-framed home that demonstrates really good design principles.

It’s a great opportunity to tap into their experience.

The tour is on Sunday 24th May. Book in for one, two or all three houses. Phone Sean Manners on 0412 294 779 or visit www.diyeco.com.au for all the details.