Per­ma­cul­ture day at Ab­dal­lah House

Seymour Telegraph - - NEWS -

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.

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