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Small House with Solar-Power and Rainwater-Collection

This is a sustainable small house with solar-power and rainwater-collection near Melbourne, Australia that you can rent on Airbnb.

It’s a sustainable off-grid home on a secluded 20 acres with rainwater collection, solar panels, batteries, a Rota-Loo composting toilet system, and eleven cows on the property. How would you like to live in a setting like this?

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Sustainable Off-Grid Small House with Solar and Rainwater System in Victoria, Australia

Small House with Solar-Power and Rainwater-Collection

Photos via Airbnb

The Kitchen

Small And Sustainable Farmhouse Cabin Near Melbourne


Small And Sustainable Farmhouse Cabin Near Melbourne

Living Room with a Bath Tub… (Yes)

Small And Sustainable Farmhouse Cabin Near Melbourne

Another Bedroom

Small And Sustainable Farmhouse Cabin Near Melbourne

Bathroom with Composting Toilet

Small And Sustainable Farmhouse Cabin Near Melbourne

Another Shot of the Living Room with the Bath Tub

Small And Sustainable Farmhouse Cabin Near Melbourne

Aerial View… (Not So Tiny At All, Is It?)

Small And Sustainable Farmhouse Cabin Near Melbourne

Photos via Airbnb

Built with sustainability in mind, as the home is off the grid with solar panels and batteries, backup generator, gas fridge and gas hot water system • The unique property has a cosy feel and oozes character, finished with corrugated zincalume the home blends into its natural rural environment• The ‘L Shaped’ house has cathedral ceilings throughout, with open plan kitchen, meals and large living area• The kitchen has a slow combustion stove with brick surround, timber cupboards, stone benchtops, farmhouse sink and large pantry• The meal and living area has ample natural light, exposed timber, claw foot bath in front of a two-sided open wood heater• Two large bedrooms, both with external access. Master bedroom with mezzanine floor (or room for a third bedroom) and sink, second bedroom with RCSS• Large open bathroom with walk in shower, vanity and washing machine facilities. Toilet with composting ‘Rotaloo’• Outside the property has a fenced house yard and veggie garden, carport and three rainwater tanks (2 x 23,000Lt & 1 x 500Lt)•

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  • Avatar Sheila Plourde November 30, 2018, 6:21 pm

    This is real nice. I take it the bathtub is in the living area? Can soak and watch TV or crank some Neil Diamond up…. I like that idea. This is beautiful. Love the walls. Eye catching. Bedroom and bathroom too. To bad it is in Australia. I checked out about moving there when I was in the music biz. You had to have money in your bank account. Which I did. Than my friend talked me out of it. No regrets.

  • Avatar Geri Bentley December 1, 2018, 7:46 am

    Sooooo how much is this property?

  • Avatar Geri Bentley December 1, 2018, 7:49 am

    Never mind my last comment! Found the price.

  • Avatar merryl December 1, 2018, 9:25 am

    A bathtub in the living?That is just weird.

    • Avatar James D. December 1, 2018, 3:55 pm

      Not really, just something more common in luxury or off-grid homes…

      Mind, bathtubs aren’t only used for bathing but also relaxing and when used for long periods it can help to have a view, watch a movie, etc.

      Mind the proximity to the fireplace as well… Makes for a good combination…

  • Avatar Gabriella December 1, 2018, 9:27 am

    “The Sensations are the details that make up our life”
    By Oscar Wilde
    I add: and always tell more than many words….

  • Avatar D. Pedersen December 1, 2018, 10:49 am

    I think the corrugated zincalume is used to shield the house in case of bush fires. They are fairly common in Australia.

  • Avatar Marcus December 6, 2018, 8:52 pm

    There is this new thing call ablenook, anyone knows anything about it. They have a website with the same name? $65000, thoughts?

    • Avatar Alex December 7, 2018, 11:05 am

      Hey Marcus, I checked that out, thanks for sharing. I’ll look into it!

    • Avatar James D. December 7, 2018, 9:18 pm

      It’s a prefab shelter kit that’s easy to assemble, originally intended for disaster relief housing, but they’re also developing it to be used for prefab housing, modular classrooms, flex office space or even military applications.

      Designs are scalable/modular, consisting of aluminum pieces that can just snap together and SIP panels, all of which can also be taken apart easy as well to re-assemble it somewhere else… It has been in development since about 2011…

      Like Ten Fold Engineering, which is another one to keep an eye on, they have a promising concept that has taken time to develop funding, business partners, etc. to make it a viable business and be at the point they’re finally selling units… Full production won’t start until 2020, assuming everything goes well with their early and limited production for 2019…

      It’s very much still in the early adopter stage. So it may be a few years before we know how good the product is and whether the company will have a long term future…

      • Avatar Alex December 8, 2018, 7:01 am

        Thanks for the info, James!

  • Avatar Heather HJ February 28, 2019, 9:33 pm

    I think someone’s getting freaky in the tub, in front of the mirror, while watching dirty movies! Ha! Lol!

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