Green Tasmanian Builder

In 2015 Sean and Mandy from Greentasreno finally finished renovating their house in the village fo Westbury, Tasmania in the sustainable way that they envisaged. A record of their sustainable renovating adventures was put online at

In 2015 we then bought a three bedroom house in the same small village to renovate and rent. It was renovated using sustainable and ecological principles to make the tenants more comfortable, and to keep the bills down. This was also blogged

During 2017 Sean got the notion that after renovating two houses sustainably it might be interesting to see if an energy efficient house could be designed and built on a realistic budget.

Thus Green Tas Builder was born. The story of the build will be documented  in this blog from finding a block of land to moving in to the finished house (fingers crossed!)

The house will be a solar passive owner built  two bedroom home using hempcrete for the walls, designed to be energy efficient, connected to the electricity grid and battery back up, with heat pump hot water.

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Sean, Mandy, and the ever present Jade the Jack Russell.