Brigit and Ron

SL08

INSPIRATION

Driven by the need for a warm home, getting older, job loss and having fought against global warming for 30 years Brigit and Ron converted their Judo hall into a beautiful and comfortable house, self-sufficient, low-tech and eco-friendly.  Nearly everything is self- built.

Garden / self-sufficiency / fruit trees and trees planted for future fuel and biodiversity / use of water /ponds. All of these aiming for as much biodiversity as possible. Tiny lawn, but 1 acre of wild grasses and flowers.

In this house they manage to live of € 6.000 per year, due to a combination of all these factors.


TYPE OF HOUSE

Renovation of a Judo Dojo.


POINT OF INTEREST

In this house they manage to live of € 6.000 per year.


ECO ELEMENTS

Sustainable features

Recycled paper insulation. Triple glazed windows from sustainable wood - Passive solar. Chimney in the centre. Nearly the whole inside made from recycled materials. Rainwater harvesting and reusing. Shower works by gravity. Garden feeds us nearly the whole year between vegetables, fruit and eating weeds.  Garden is mainly native species. 7 ponds. No use of chemicals in house or garden. Lifestyle. 

 


CREATIVE ELEMENTS

Mondrian-inspired decor throughout


ARCHITECT/DESIGN BY

BUILDER

Selves


MATERIALS


HEAT SOURCE


WATER SOURCE

Rainwater harvesting


WASTE


GARDEN

Permaculture. Fruits and vegetables, herbs and flowers.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Open for Green-Door 2017 but you must book onto one of the tours at 10am, 12 or 3pm.
Go to https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/tour-of-brigit-and-rons-sl08-tickets-37219811458

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