Nature’s Way Eco Sanctuary is situated on 6 organic acres in Rosebrook near the coastal town of Port Fairy in South West Victoria. The Award...read more.
66 Mcsweens Road, Rosebrook, VIC, 3285
Nature’s Way Eco Sanctuary is situated on six organic acres in Rosebrook, South West Victoria. The award-winning property boasts a magnificent off-grid straw bale, eco-friendly, fully self-sustaining house and gardens.
The inspirational house took the owner/builders five years and 746 bales to complete.
Self-Sufficient practices include raised bed vegetable gardens, an orchard irrigated by the A&A Worm Farm, free-range chickens (housed in the mobile ‘Chicken Caravan’), bees for pollination and supply of honey.
The power is supplied by a photovoltaic energy system consisting of 52 PV panels, powering the heat pump for hydronic floor heating and charges the electric car.
Energy consumption is minimised in a well-insulated house orientated True North, no windows on the western end, small windows facing east. This allows us all the normal mod cons, such as fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, television and computers etc, for a very comfortable lifestyle. Each room has cross-ventilation for passive cooling if required in the summer, rainwater is harvested and stored in three tanks.
Eco-friendly products and materials have been used throughout the house.
NWES aims to educate, motivate, inspire and demonstrate a more self- sufficient way of living. Natural and organic principles are used in our daily lives, we provide opportunities to learn skills through our workshops & volunteer programs, gaining confidence to apply positive self-sufficient changes to enhance your lifestyle.
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