Ahi Wai, Whangarei’s Eco-Neighbourhood. Peter Grant works with the founders to promote sustainable construction and he produced their promotional video.
The South Road house. 78m2 built for around $160k. Challenging geo technical requirements. The first house designed (adapted & drafted) and built by Eco Projects, completed in 2015. The original design is still freely available from Irish Vernacular who made the ergonomic house for €25,000 in 50 days. Eco Projects intends to expand the vernacular architecture by providing free plans for eco / affordable houses. Email Peter Grant for a copy of the house plans complying with NZBC.
Hall to Residence conversion – current project. Tricky due to poor quality of materials of existing building. Interesting challenge to transform it into an efficient eco house with passive solar heating and cross ventilation.
Container House – A house in a box. The concept is for emergency relief housing, everything needed for a small dwelling arrives in a forty foot container and can be assembled within a week. Currently developing a SIP (structurally insulated panel) that would bring the unit cost under the 40k as required by the Fiji government.
SIP made with woodwool in development.