GROUNDHOUSE

  • BRITTANY GROUNDHOUSE

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    A groundhouse is simply a home aligned with nature in all three aspects of design: Architecture - simple solar passive house (solar orientation, high thermal mass, ... Read more

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  • TYRES FOR EARTHSHIP WALLS

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    the rammed earth formers for the heavy structural external walls include the use of 1000 salvaged tyres

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  • GROUNDHOUSE ROOF

    roof - the main roof structure comprises 23 ibeams specified and supplied by Finn Forests.  These lock onto the front ‘kerto‘ front face beam with heavy duty simpson joist ... Read more

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  • EARTHSHIP WALLS

    external walls – construction follows the tried and tested ‘earthship’ rammed earth wall building technique using tyres as formers for the rammed earth.  Around 150 tonnes ... Read more

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  • SOLAR POWER

    Design aim: groundhouse is zero carbon producing more electricity than consumed The main electrics are conventional.  We put in a 2 way connection to the national grid ... Read more

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  • SHIPWRECK SALVAGE WOOD

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    what was up on the beach was old growth pine from ancient boreal forest - perfect for building

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  • SOLAR HEAT

    Glass South Face – the entire front face opens.  Each room is glazed with operable windows for ventilation which sit over the top of trifolding doors. The ... Read more

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  • DRY COMPOST TOILET

    Grey Water and Toilet – we recycle all ‘grey‘ water (water from washing) through a primary straw filter (grease trap), then through a series of reed ... Read more

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  • RAIN HARVESTING

    RAINWATER HARVESTING TANKS GROUNDHOUSE

    Our design aim was to harvest all water needed for washing and and have the option to be off grid for all water  The roof was specifically ... Read more

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  • BOTTLE WALLS

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    External and internal bottle walls provide beautiful lighting effects in sunlight and when lit at night Several hundred bottles where salvaged for building the groundhouse in ... Read more

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