Passive building design is an aspect of good building design. There are seven key elements which can be used to design homes that are naturally heated and cooled and therefore require minimal mechanical heating or cooling.
There are specific features in a home that can significantly assist you in achieving a truly comfortable home; one which can easily and efficiently adapt to changes in climate.
Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start when you want to create a home that will deliver health, efficiency, comfort and connection to your local community. So we’ve put it all together for you. It’s called The 17 Things™.
These Natural Cabins are a testament to Noek Witzand’s three passions: the power of design, the beauty of the natural world and how both enhance ones well-being.
Here’s our easy reference Liveability Poster Guide to Prefab and Modular Homes, which lists Australian prefab companies. Find out about the different approaches to prefabrication, and varying advantages and applicability for different projects.
This family found a classic “Sydney School” designed house with a great north orientation, beautiful bush setting and good bones then set about improving their little piece of paradise.
Using juniper, orange and fennel. The fresh combination of sweet and complex flavours in this recipe delivers a perfect summer savoury experience.
Using white cabbage, carrot and turmeric. Cultured foods (also known as cultured, naturally fermented, fermented and pickled) not only taste fabulous they add interest to meals as condiments and assist healthy digestion.
Delicious soft yoghurt cheese. Spoon a dollop on a fresh salad or bowl of steamed vegetables or serve as a delicious dip. Have it plain, savoury and sweet.
Want to slice 10% off your energy bill? Turn heating off half an hour before going to go to bed or leaving the house and you won’t notice the house cooling. Includes How-To video.
To make things easier, place multiple appliances on a single or multiple switch powerboard to avoid hard-to-reach spots and reduce the number of switches to flick.
Time for a fridge health check? Clean seals to make sure the door closes securely. Check the national fridge seals website to find the right seals for your fridge. Includes How-To video.