I have just spent the last week preparing my house ready to rent out.
To cheer myself up from the hours of sorting, de-cluttering and cleaning - which I am well over now! I am going to indulge in some window shopping for my dream home.
What a better place to start than with Rachel Bending's (founder of Bird Textile) eco home in my favorite location, Byron Bay.
This is a straw bale house with a difference... it's where sustainable and style come together in harmony. The house is solar-passive, solar-powered, re-uses grey water, has a compost toilet and is built from natural, sustainable and reclaimed materials including straw! Not that you can see a piece of straw from these photos... Just great style!
|You can just see the dry stone wall behind the kitchen.|
|The claw-foot bathtub was a gift from a friends and the travertine floor was left over from another job.|
|Just amazing views!|
This building ticks all the boxes on my shopping list; a sustainable building, made from natural materials, has an amazing outdoor bathroom, plenty of indoor outdoor living and fantastic views.
If you are inspired here is some building info:
1 Building: Natural Building Works
2 Joinery: Piers Martin Cabinets (02) 6685 9014
3 Composting Toilet: Clivus Multrum
4 Solar Panels: Nickel Renewable Energy