designed for retired baby boomers seeking a sanctuary to escape the endless city lockdowns and live off-grid.
Nannup House Design
Nannup House Design
nannup house design
The Nannup house design is designed for retired baby boomers seeking a sanctuary to escape the endless city lockdowns and live off-grid.
generous energy-efficient living in nannup
Situated on a remote site near the picturesque Western Australian town of Nannup, the residence enjoys north orientation to optimise passive solar design performance during the cooler winter months and for a high energy efficiency rating. The horizontal roof provides an indoor-outdoor alfresco space by cantilevering over the west elevation for the low west sun during the hotter Australian summer afternoons and harvests potable rainwater to 544,000 Litre storage tanks with ultra violet filtration. Visitors enter the open-plan living area on the eastern elevation of the Nannup house design through a generous 2400mm high double glazed timber pivot door with the passive solar design further enhanced by incorporating 2400mm high clear anodised end-sliding doors that open the indoor outdoor living areas of the Nannup house design.
off-grid living without compromise
The Nannup house design incorporates a Solarhart rooftop solar hot water unit which is connected to a Chazelle Chiminee wood fuel firebox for wood fuel boosting through the cooler winter months. The Nannup house design also features photovoltaic electricity generation and diesel genset backup should mains power be unavailable and ticks all the boxes for any prepper.
The Nannup house design has relied on environmentally sustainable design and energy-efficiency to ensure reduced running costs over the lifecycle of the building. Well considered open plan living spaces capture the winter heat gain, when the sun is at lower azimuth, and eliminate the worst of the summer heat gain. The highlight louvre windows to the main living area maximise natural light and ‘stack effect’ ventilation -thus eliminating the need for air-conditioning.