I build this house in Herston, Brisbane. It's a compact house ('coz that's trendy) at 100m², with three bedrooms and one bathroom. It take 12 months to build and was completed in 2016.
You can see live temperature results here (if my computer is on!):
Interesting parts of the house:
- Based on Passive House principles - airtight, no air-conditoining, heat-exchanger, passive solar design.
- Phase Change Material - thermal mass without the weight.
- Custom built benches from Cadagee trees felled on site
- Recycled flooring, deck and some cabientry
- Monitoring system (in progress) for temperature using OpenEnergyMonitor and OneWire sensors
- Thin-client IT infrastructure, with central hub
- Lots of compact storage: murphy bed, folding desks, custom shelving, IT rack
- Cypress framing and weatherboard (termite resistant without pesticide)
- Vapour-permeable membrane, with external polystrenene insulation
Interesting parts of the process:
- built with HelperX workers
- building a house as "skilled amateur" : can you do it?
- all house plans are available to download as PDF and Revit
- details on costings and budgeting with exact figures
- using recycled / reused materials, versus new materials
- using Revit for scheduling and takeoffs