Howard and Bernie's Solar Skillion Sleep Out
An energy efficient sleep out has been designed and attached to the existing house by a covered walkway, forming part of a complex of four buildings.
Buildings are solar oriented and follow golden rules of good design related to sunlight, open space, access and privacy (SOAP).
Skillion roofs are oriented to the north which shade the buildings in summer and emit the winter sun.
One building is rented and three are used by the owners as sleep-out, artists studio and house under renovation. Click on the button below to check out the Sustainable Housing Day's case study -
- Maximise sunlight in winter and shade in summer.
- If you have a choice of a house sited in the middle of the block or one set on one side make sure the indoor and outdoor living space has the benefit of a large area on the sunny side of the house.
- Movement from main rooms to the yard and garden should be convenient.
- Access from the street to the site needs to be safe.
- Entry to the house should be secure as well as welcoming.
- Make sure indoor and outdoor living spaces are private. No overlooking to and from the neighbours living spaces.
If you would like to join in the discussion about SOAP House Design you can join Association SOAP House Design Inc. - you will be sent out diary dates for workshops to meet others interested in sharing their knowledge and experience. Call Howard Bartlett on 0409504420 for more information.
For more photos of their solar skillion sleepout, check out the Sustainable House Day website.