Three Tinnies is a coastal home set in a sustainable housing development at Cape Paterson on the Victorian coastline. Designed by Beaumont Building Design, the design brief asked to combine relaxed coastal living, low maintenance materials, affordability plus it had to tick all the boxes of The Cape’s design guidelines. Not only did it exceed The Cape’s required NatHERS rating but the home has achieved a laid back, comfortable vibe created by the combined textures of the timber and metal clad facade juxtaposed against washed out timber and rusted fencing in the garden.
The owner is a talented landscape gardener who has created a stunning lawn free sustainable and productive garden with reused and recycled materials and a local artist was commissioned to paint murals on the rear of the namesake three tinnies.
– NatHERS rating of 7.6
– Passive solar design
– Polished concrete floor for thermal mass
– All electric home
– 3 kW olar PV grid
– Double glazed windows
– Universal access designed door openings
– Low VOC paints, sealers and varnish
– Rainwater tanks
– Sustainable and native landscape design
– Recycled landscape materials, low-e concrete
– Productive edible garden beds which are self wicking, made by Biofilta
Whilst this house is modest in its intentions, it successfully demonstrates that sustainable living can be achieved by balancing the attainment of high energy ratings and key building material selections with affordability.
Nadine is the founder and editor of Eco Edition and founder of the Eco Edition Design School. She’s an experienced interior designer, sustainable materials consultant, speaker and serial home renovator.