Strine Design – Ric Butt
Strine Construction – Ollie Butt

1 Bedroom
1 Bathroom
North Facing Orientation

Budget at time of build




Green Architecture
Low Energy Rating EER 8 stars
Passive Solar
Precast Concrete – Strine Precast
Living Area
House 70.5 m²

The open plan design is based on Zen principles allowing occupants to interact freely with nature

With a floor of just 70.5m2, this is a deceptively simple design. The open plan design is based on Zen principles allowing occupants to interact freely with nature unrestricted by decks, verandahs or fences. Embracing a quiet simplicity, minimalism, and the inherent beauty of natural materials and finishes including natural concrete, timber and glass, this is a retreat from urbanisation.

The building is fully autonomous, off the grid (no service connections) and passive solar including photovoltaic solar panels, solar hot water system, composting toilet and rainwater tank. The pyramidal roof structure houses the loft space and supports the photovoltaic panels and solar chimney.

The client brief was to provide a modest, secluded and aesthetically pleasing retreat from the city to be achieved with minimal footprint, disturbance to the site and energy requirements.

There is a discipline and restraint present in this minimalist design, using materials that translate into a contemplative and simple series of spaces at one with the environment.

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What are the Benefits of a Sustainable home?

• Low Energy
• Low Cost
• Low Maintenance
• Sustainability
• Speed on delivery time

These modules are the outcome of decades of research and are built to last:

• Heavy weight using our unique highly insulated thermal panels*
• Fire resistant meeting most council requirements
• Have been designed to expand as your family changes and grows
• Are de-constructable in case you need to move or relocate
• Allergy free finishes options available
• Thermal panels provide high acoustic privacy
• Fast delivery and installation

What are the Standard Inclusions?

• Highly insulated sandwich constructed precast concrete walls
• Highly insulated burnished and sealed concrete floors
• Lofty raked ceilings
• Ceiling fans
• Fly-screens
• Quality joinery, fittings and appliances throughout

What are the Optional Extras?

• lnslab heating to south
• Terrace & pergola slabs
• Northern steel pergola
• Rainwater tank
• Photovoltaic solar electricity system
• Solar hot water system

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