ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOME WITH STUNNING VIEWS ON 88 ACRES, PRIVATE RURAL LAND - DEANS MARSH, VIC
You need never have another power or water bill!
This house runs on sunshine, is off the grid and has copious rainwater storage. There are dams, rainwater tanks which fill from the house, sheds and waterholes. Bottled gas and wood fire can be used for heating and cooking and solar hot water is also backed up by gas.
This handcrafted home is solar passive with a unique layout. It is nestled into a north facing slope with views across the bush, valley and out over Western Victoria. The open plan living/dining/kitchen and both studies enjoy this idyllic aspect and views throughout. House features a slow combustion log burner. Kitchen has views of Mount Elephant. This property has great access to Lorne, Colac and Geelong. Approx 50 acres bush and 30 pasture.
The building makes use of many natural materials including lime rendered straw bale and mudbrick walls. Contains fleece insulation in the roof and thick walls.
Currently 2 bedrooms and 2 studies within the house, and a large additional terracotta tiled games/studio/billiard room. But this could easily be set up as four bedrooms plus study. The main bedroom has an ensuite with WIR.
Has sheltering verandahs of 1.8m and decking on the north side. Room for 2 vehicles in the carport at the house and at least another four spaces at the shed. The large shed has space for woodworking machines, farm tools, mower ATV, solar system and finer woodcraft/benchwork/music practice/office. The cattleyards have crush and a loading ramp.