500 Year Vision

Take pleasure from walking lightly on this Earth

Project plan

December27

Scope of the project:

A cost effective reconstruction of a countryside house embedding sustainable principles to provide accommodation for business and leisure visitors.

Elements of the project:

  • Roof based solar electricity generation
  • Roof based solar hot water generation
  • Rain water harvesting for use in toilets, washing machines & dish washers
  • Wood burning winter time heating & cooking
  • Reed bed system to clean grey water
  • Ultra low flush liquid only toilets alongside dry toilets for solids
  • Highest standards of insulation

Necessities:

  • Replacement of the existing asbestos roof
  • Rewiring
  • Plumbing

Principles

  • Refurbishment & reuse wherever possible in prefence to replacement
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