Beaconsfield man sustaining his passion, displaying home to public


Ivor Bruce, who is studying sustainability in university, has built his own home to make the best use of what nature provides.  Picture: Robin Kornet        www.communitypix.com.au   d459000
Ivor Bruce, who is studying sustainability in university, has built his own home to make the best use of what nature provides. Picture: Robin Kornet        www.communitypix.com.au d459000

LESS has always been more for Beaconsfield resident Ivor Bruce, a notion that extends all the way to the design and fit out of his home.

Studying sustainability at university, Mr Bruce came across many different methods to build a house without wasting space or unnecessary features, and decided to take up the challenge with his own home.

The resulting home and garden will be open to the public this weekend as part of Sustainable House Day.

Mr Bruce said he loved having the opportunity to do something different.

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“As this is my first project I started with lofty expectations but for a variety of reasons some of this was diluted.

“However this home is sustainable as it makes the most of what Mother Nature provides to us every day, be that sunshine, rain or wind, to create a sustainable, healthy home,” he said.

“It is well designed, correctly oriented, heavily insulated, using sustainable materials and efficient building materials, appliances, lighting, glazing and tapware throughout.

Mr Bruce’s Beaconsfield home at 24 Naylor Street will be open to the public on September 11 from 2pm to 4pm.

Visit www.sustainablehouse day.com for more information.