Joondalup residents open home for Sustainable House Day

Joondalup residents open home for Sustainable House Day

JOONDALUP residents Magdalen and Bill Purcell will open their home to others for this weekend’s Sustainable House Day.

Their solar-passive, double-storey house features double-glazed windows, solar panels and heat saving devices, cellular shades and blinds.

It has a sun room to north that serves as a boiler room in winter and a heat insulation trap in summer.

Their garden has wicker beds plus hydroponics for growing vegetables and chickens for fresh eggs, with the Purcells recycling waste to feed the chickens and to enrich the soil. There are also four 1000-litre water tanks for watering the garden.

Their home will be open between 10am and 4pm on September 11.

Other homes registered for the open day include a 1973 house in Greenwood and a single-storey house in Trigg.

For address information, register at www.sustainablehouseday.org.