The clients were after an affordable, highly energy efficient and self-sufficient home in this breathtaking rural setting. The design compromises a compact 3 bedroom house, including a study and a generous kitchen/dining and family area. Highlight windows have been incorporated to allow northen sun into the bedrooms and the study.
A concrete floor provides thermal mass throughout. The walls have been build out of SIPS (Structural Insulated Panels), creating an airtight building. Together with highly energy efficient windows that have been imported from Germany the house achieved a star rating of 9.4 stars.