A EUMUNDI home with the quirky title of Maybeoneday, which is one family’s environmental statement, is rated one of the must see open viewings for Sustainable House Day this Sunday.
Designed and partly built by Amber and Brett Grimley, the home is listed in the top five houses to visit in Queensland on the day.
The Grimleys have always had sustainability and affordability as the major focus.
“By doing a lot of the work ourselves it’s taken longer but our mortgage is probably only half of what it could have been otherwise,” Brett said.
“Where possible we’ve used second hand doors and windows, locally milled timbers and eco-friendly products such as Rockcote’s non-toxic paints from Yandina.
“We’re opening our house for inspection to try to show people that some design thought, effort and a change in modern expectations of housing can make housing affordable and reduce the impact that the construction has on the environment.”
The house at 26 William Road (at the southern end of town), Eumundi will be open for inspection on Sunday, September 11 from 10am to 4pm as part of the Sustainable House Day events across Australia.
People will be able to take hourly tours to see how the house works and ask questions of Brett while they are there.
They can also wander through the beginnings of the permaculture gardens on this little oasis in Eumundi.
“We all know we need to live more sustainably, and how we build our houses has a major influence on that,” Brett said.
“The houses we build also impact of our financial sustainability.
“So we are doing what we can to have positive effects on both of those aspects.”
This year more than 150 sustainable homes will be opening in urban suburban, rural and regional locations across Australia.
For more information about the day and the house visit the Sustainable House Day website. Go to sustainablehouseday.com.