An Australian company called The Sociable Weaver has created one of the most sustainable homes in our days, a home that doesn’t have heating and is carbon-positive. This means it saves an estimated 230kg of carbon emissions per year per occupant which is the equivalent of 9,553 thousand trees or 48million balloons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in its lifetime, according to Sustainable House Day. Pretty impressive!
The designers say that the home can heat and cool through passive solar design and cross-flow ventilation, is healthy and non-toxic, and causes no unnecessary harm to nature.The design is simple, but modern, stylish, and, according to the creators, affordable too.
Dave Martin of the company says, “The 10 Star Home is about using low-tech innovations that are easily designed, installed and maintained so that anyone can afford this sort of home and that any builder can build it. We also wanted to demonstrate that sustainable homes don’t stop with the building – to truly keep our spaces healthy for us and the planet we need to be conscious about what furnishings and products we put into our homes. In The 10 Star Home we’ve sourced furnishings, cleaning products and decor that are all sustainably-sourced, organic, and non-toxic, firstly to demonstrate that these products are easily found on the Australian market, and secondly to show that you can use eco products and still have a beautifully-furnished home.”
This is not the only project by the company. Their goal is to build functional, sustainable and affordable homes so that home-owners can enjoy living more connected with the nature. Other sustainable features like rainwater tanks, solar panels and permaculture veggie gardens are also encouraged by these guys.
The 10 Star Home – a display home that is carbon positive, has a 10 star energy rating, and was built with zero-waste and building biology philosophies in mind. Visitors are invited to take a look and see how the house functions, builders and architects are especially encouraged to come get inspired. The house is Australia, but hopefully these sustainable building practices will soon spread all over the world.
For more info, take a look at their website here https://thesociableweaver.com.au/