Permaculture day at Abdallah House
Visit Abdallah House in Seymour on Permaculture Day, which is this Sunday, for house and garden tours by ownerbuilder Richard Telford.
The property is a local example of how to live more lightly on the planet by producing most of the needs of the family of four on-site — including fruit, vegetables, nuts, eggs, water, firewood and electricity.
The passive solar home uses about one fifth of the energy consumed by similar sized households, even though Richard and his partner Kunie work from home and their children are home-schooled part-time.
Features include a cellar, tank stand with integrated cool cupboard, decking made from red gum grown and milled on-site, greenhouse connected to the house, infiltration basin which harvests rainwater run-off as well as multi-grafted fruit salad trees.
The $5 cost includes one of Richard’s 2017 permaculture calendars which illustrate the 12 permaculture design principles.
Tours run on Sunday at 2 pm and again at 3.30 pm, and go for about an hour.
See abdallahhouse.com for more information.