Elwood house

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Summary of house features
  • Floor plan is only 10×15 square metres
  • Airy, well-lit and feels quite spacious
  • Built from Mt Gambier limestone. The limestone was part of a seabed, so small shells can be seen throughout the house
  • Passive solar design - heating and cooling including use of thermal mass
  • Heat pump hot water system
  • Energy-efficient appliances
  • Rainwater tank
  • Kitchen floor vinyl made from recycled car tyres
  • Double glazing

This house was designed and built by a grandmother using Mt Gambier limestone as the main material. It is seemingly spacious but with a small floor plan.

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Location Elwood, Victoria
Country Australia
Type New building
House size Small, 10×15 square metres
Owner Judy Brand

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