Sunflower House
Sunflower House
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Commenced:
01/01/2008
Submitted:
03/02/2011
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
Gold Coast, Queensland, AU
Phone:
0755393973
Climate zone:
Sub-tropical





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Swimming pool to swimming pond.

Project: Sunflower House

Posted by Vanessa Monge Augusto Fernandes over 8 years ago

This is the journey of our swimming pool,from a sad resource sucking pool of polluted water,to a heavily stacked resource rich habitat.

Our dog is a master rat catcher,he is also a keen fisherman.

Our pool supplies compost material,food,habitat,water storage,recreation,and joy.It costs us nothing and requires very little maintenance.

We have had a few mobile phones fall out of pockets as people bend over to look at the underwater action.I have a merman on hand for such catastrophe.

The average pool in Australia costs 2500 dollars a year to maintain.It is full of toxins and completely unsustainable.

We are happy for people to visit,and will happily do tours with good notice at least 1 month please, as we have tight personal schedules.

We do consultations on retro fitting your garden,home and pool.

Our system requires no power,chemicals or outside food sources.We have had the water tested and by WHO standards it is fit for human consumption.We suppliment our chickens diet with small native fish from the pool,they are completely free range.

The pool is able to generate many meters of high quality compost materials.It is host to an awesome array of benificial insects and frogs,which creates a very stable system.

 

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Mark Brown
Mark Brown : wow - I'd like one of those.
Posted over 8 years ago

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Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper
Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper : we are doing something very similar in northern california for a small urban property. thanks to those that have done this before for the inspiration and before and after shots. it was incentive for our friends when they saw this project and (the very few) others to do the same with their never used swimming pool! the solar powered pond is now surrounded by an evolving forest garden which receives overflow from the pond when rooftop rainwater collection overfills the system. nothing wasted, isn't it great!
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