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A side pathway next to the metal-clad wall leading to the garden
A metal-clad exterior with a small deck and a potted plant at the entrance
A metal-clad facade garage and front door entrance with small deck

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.

A stunning lawn free, sustainable and productive garden with reused and recycled materials
House exterior with metal-clad walls, polished concrete floor, and double-glazed windows

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.

Kitchen area in white walls and polished concrete floor with a timber dining set
White and grey theme living room with polished concrete floor and universal access door openings
Backyard with water tanks and lawn-free garden enclosed by rusted fence

Sustainability specs:
– 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

Detailed view of the metal-clad facade and concrete floor.
From the architect:

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.

Images courtesy of Beaumont Building Design. Photography by Coastal Snaps
Via www.sustainablehouseday.com.au

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