The construction of The Cape's huge community farm is set to commence this month after years of planning, consultation and research. Feel free to peruse the briefing paper for the farm below.
At The Cape we are building energy efficient, passive solar homes powered by solar energy. The homes are effortlessly comfortable year round, require minimal heating and cooling and have very low running costs. Here are photos of Coast, our new 8 star, efficient all electric display home with productive farm on the corner of Sunlight Boulevard and Trumpeter Street at The Cape, open to visitors every Thursday to Sunday between 12 noon and 4 pm.
The home is highly energy efficient, produces more energy than it uses, can power itself, a long range electric car and produce over 600 kgs of fresh produce per annum. With no gas connection and no gas bills, energy bills are expected to be around $200 per annum in this home, a fraction of the running costs of a conventional home. With good design, efficient all electric appliances, solar power and an Australian made Foodcube urban farm, this operationally carbon neutral house is a champion bill buster. Houses like these allow residents to decouple from fossil fuel use and expensive fossil fuel bills, and we hope they become the new normal in Australian housing estates. Great build by TS Constructions and biodiverse landscape and urban farm designed and built by The Sustainable Landscape Company.