On Sustainable House Day on Sunday, September 17, homes designed, built or fitted out with sustainability in mind, are open for people to visit across Australia.
This initiative was started in 2001 by the Australian Solar Council to promote renewable energy, recycling and other practices designed to lessen our impact on the environment.
It provides an opportunity for people to visit some of Australia’s leading green homes – ones that are environmentally friendly, cheaper to run and more comfortable to live in.
Alan Burdon and Fiona Kotvojs’s home in Dignams Creek is part of this and their home is one of four across the Eurobodalla that will be open to the public.
The Dignams home is made from rammed earth and straw bale. This home is completely off-grid and uses solar power for electricity, a masonry heater for heating and wood stove with gas cooktop for cooking. All water used is rainwater.
The house includes compostable toilets and reuses greywater through the orchard. If you are interested in finding out more about these, come and visit.
In addition, the Rural Fire Service will be discussing ways to improve the safety of rural properties and your home.
The home will open from 10 am to 4pm.
Further information, phone Alan and Fiona on 6493 6080.