Mt Best - Australia   

  Solar House Tour
   Energy efficiency
   Power station
   Solar heating
   Floor insulation
   Solar hot water
   Worm farm
   Chest fridge
   Bubble glazing
   3phase pumping
   Vegie Garden
   80% efficient stove
   Tips for your home

  Fern tree gullies
  Grow rainforest?
    Our rainforest
    Extending forest
    Tree nursery
    Direct seeding
    Planting on slopes
    Bristol 25 tractor
  Guitar concerts
House in a forest
  Night Life
  Ocean views
  Sunrise & sunset
    Wild koalas
    Redback spiders



Solar House Day - virtual tour at Mt Best

Main features of our energy efficient house are:

  • 100% self-sufficient in sustainable electrical energy. Our power station is based on wind+solar energy.
  • 100% self sufficient in water
  • gravity based water collection and distribution system that does not need pumps.
  • Low energy demand (@20W per square metre of living area in winter) due to double insulation, double glazing, insulated floor and reflective blinds.
  • Passive reflective solar heating that meets nearly 50% of winter heating energy needs, featured in Renew issue 88 on the front cover
  • Solar hot water
  • Fully processed gray water and sewerage (worm farm system)
  • minimal footprint on the environment
  • many innovative features and ultra low energy devices such as the chest fridge that takes less energy in 24 hours than a light bulb in just an hour
  • double glazed dome greenhouse with thermostatically controlled ventilation system and temperature control
  • solar assisted geo-thermal heat pump system

Our wind turbine tower is 7 storey tall (21 m). From the bottom it looks like on the picture above. On top of the tower there is 1 kW Bergey wind turbine.