House Heating Season Begins

April 30, 2010

May is the month that usually sorts passive solar houses from their non solar counterparts. In sunny Canberra many houses will switch on their heaters and start consuming fossil fuels at an alarming rate. Householders often find out too late and are faced with enormous energy bills. 99.99% of Australian housing stock is in desperate need of assistance to improve their comfort levels. Canberra houses are particularly poor performers.

May is the month when Nick Mayo’s former home, Canberra’s Sustainable House really begins to shine. A great time to tour the house and feel the amazing comfort the owners strived so hard to achieve.

Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb……in the Kitchen Garden

April 22, 2010

Harvesting this wonderful plant is always a joy. Stems selected, leaves removed. Rinsed in rainwater, chopped , then stewed.

The next harvest is due soon. Visit the Canberra’s Sustainable House blog for regular kitchen garden updates.