PERMACULTURE GARDENS The property is planted for food production, established 10 years ago and producing well. A swaled 49 tree orchard includes a mix of stone fruit, apples, pears, almonds, cherries, plums, pine nut, sugar maple and walnut, interplanted with low wattles and red and black currants. The worm composting toilet treatment system effluent lines […]
Materials: Brick veneer Built: 2001 Location: Gisbourne
Material: Masonry veneer Built: 1999 Location: Lyonbank
Material: Rendered strawbale Built: 2002 Location: Woodend
Materials: Rendered strawbale, recycled brick Built: 1999 Location: Harcourt North Located amid the granite boulder strewn hills of Harcourt, this idyllic B & B is the perfect way for prospective home builders to get a taste of what its like to live within walls of straw.
Materials: Mudbrick, recycled timber Built: 1994 with additions 1998 Location: Shepherds Flat
Material: Rammed Earth Built: 1995 with additions in 2003 Location: Daylesford
Material: Rendered strawbale Built: 1997 Location: Daylesford This was the first strawbale B & B in Australia! Now privately owned, the gardens are well estalished creating a very Meditterranean feel to the whole property.
Material: Renderd strawbale, cypress pine, cedar weatherboard Built: 1998, additions 2004 Location: Daylesford The Italian Hill house began its life as Bed & Breakfast accommodation, lavishly decorated with furnishings by local artisans, a brass clawfoot bath and rich timber ceiling linings. The steep hillside nature of the site necessitated a timber floor construction which resulted […]
Materials: Stone, radial sawn timber, corrugated iron Built: 2005 Location: Castlemaine Surtierra is an Alpacca farm in the Central Goldfields of Victoria. The owners needed a homestead that had pragmatic echos of the traditional farmhouse but rendered with the modern vernacular of energy efficiency and integration with the landscape. The house features the practical elements […]