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SP0051 - Live the Dream - Self Sufficient Lifestyle, New Zealand.
We have given this property a rating of 4 on our Sustainability Rating. This is based on the following answers to our questions. Please note that the answers are given by the owners and are not validated by us.
Macrocarpa wood harvested and milled locally.
Corrugated iron roof.
Wool insulation in walls and ceiling, polystyrene under concrete floor.
Solar hot water, wetback (back boiler), underfloor heating from solar and wetback, 2 woodburners.
solar and wetback on woodburner for winter.
Off the grid - water turbine and solar panels.
Drinking water catchment from roof of house stored in 2 tanks. Irrigatiion water pumped up from lake and gravity fed to rest of property.
3 orchards, soft berry house, large plastic house, quarter acre of house gardens - annuals and perennials, nuts, cows, sheep, chickens, ducks.
Running sustainable and gardening courses, renting out 2 holiday lets, nursery for productive and native plant sales, garden tours, garden festival, growing for local farmer's market.
Owners opinion on sustainable features?
Off the grid, own water source, good all year round food production, 3 types of compost toilet systems including a wormerator.