Made With Heart: The Journey Of An Eco-Build

After years being active in co-creating the Bend eco-neighbourhood, it finally was time for Peter Ascot and Serena Kean to build a home on their own block within it. They wanted a beautiful home for their family of five – one that would function well in its design and environmental performance, and live up to the ideals of the place.

Planning & Design

Being located in Bega, far from major cities, Peter and Serena’s original goal of fully recycling a relocated house proved impractical. Instead, they started from scratch, incorporating the requirements of the subdivision right from the planning stage. Considerations included creating an adequate roof area for water collection and integrating a composting toilet within their specific building envelope.