On a picturesque and elevated rural site, this house built in rendered strawbale, with its impressive thermal performance, is an excellent choice for the extremes of our climate. As well as Strawbale walls, there is Double Glazing, High R value insulation in frame walls, floor and skillion roof.
This corner will have the added protection of a North and East pergola and deciduous planting for sunshade.
By locating the main living spaces facing north the house has the best possible orientation for passive solar design .
Windows with spectacular views down slope to the river are well shaded by the covered pergola.
The north east deck is strategically located to capture the views and provide a place to contemplate the dramatic scenery.