Barrett House
Barrett House
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Commenced:
01/01/2010
Submitted:
07/08/2013
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
6 Barrett Place, Randwick, NSW, AU
Website:
http://reduceyourfootprint.com.au
Climate zone:
Warm Temperate





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Barrett House

Project Type

Residential, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

Barrett House is a sustainable demonstration project that follows the permaculture design principles both inside and out - often showing two or three different approaches to retrofitting for sustainability to suit every size and shape of house and of course every budget - all to help you make your place a more sustainable and comfortable home to live in!

Project Description

Barrett House was bequeathed to council by the estate of early Twentieth Century Australian filmmaker, Walter Franklyn Barrett (1873-1964), who originally occupied the premises.

Council decided to continue the theme of creativity as exemplified by Barrett's pioneering filmmaking by catering for public demand to learn about technologies and design ideas they could employ at home to make their dwellings energy and water efficient and to use materials with few environmental health risks. 

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Project development

After obtaining grants from the state government for a 3-Council Reduce Your Footprint project, the Barrett House retrofit project was formed. Barrett House was developed as a sustainable demonstration project that follows the permaculture design principles both inside and out — often showing two or three different approaches to retrofitting for sustainability to show the suitability of every size and shape of house and every budget — to demonstrate how to make homes more sustainable and comfortable to live in.

Permaculture architect Terry Bail and permaculture landscape architect Steve Batley were engaged to work collaboratively with staff and the community to design the retrofit of the building and garden to show different approaches to making an existing dwelling more comfortable, reduce energy and water use and incorporate low-toxic, sustainable building materials into the retrofit design.

Unlike a showroom, the retrofit ideas have been incorporated into the activities of the house to demonstrate their effectiveness. 

 

 

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