Forever Project: Hamilton Hill sustainable home to open to the public

Forever Project director Chris Ferreira. Picture: Jon Hewson d473499
Forever Project director Chris Ferreira. Picture: Jon Hewson d473499

HAMILTON Hill’s most well-known sustainable house and garden will open its doors to educate and inspire the public next weekend.

Director of the Forever Project Chris Ferreira has worked tirelessly over the years to create a home and garden that was as sustainable as possible by reducing water, waste and energy.

Mr Ferreira said the house had been an “old clunker” before he made the decision to transform it into a model sustainable home.

“People may not know this, but starting from scratch to build a new home in an old suburb usually means huge amounts of waste going to landfill and massive energy and water costs in producing new products for the home, so first and most importantly, we chose to retrofit rather than knock down,” he said.

“From there we tried to set up a home that will meet the really big and unique challenges of 21st century WA.

“We set the challenge to slash our water use by over 50 per cent, turn our power bills into credit notes and turn out poor sands into rich productive soils to grown amazing gardens.

“We all need to shift towards living better with less, that means living better with less water, energy, resources and waste, but people need to see how it can be done and that is why the home open is so important.”

The home open is at 11 Mortlock Street Hamilton Hill on September 16 and 17 from 10am to 4pm.

Entry is $10 per adult with funds raised to be donated to Winterfold Primary School and Native Arc.

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