Harmony House

Hello travellers! We’ve recently built a wonderfully energy efficient passive solar house, complete with off-grid solar for all our energy needs, rain water collection for all our water needs, and a worm farm waste management system for natural black and grey water processing. We’ve put a lot of work in to achieve a fossil-fuel-free, all-electric, household, with as small an environmental footprint as possible. We’re also lucky to live in a beautiful rural/coastal area near Inverloch, Victoria, approximately 1 hour 45 minutes south-east of Melbourne. We are close to some of Victoria’s most famous wildlife and wilderness attractions, including the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island, the Koala Conservation Reserve, and hiking and camping at Wilson’s Promontory (not to mention numerous local beaches and fishing spots only 10 minutes away!). With our house complete, we’re now working to progress the landscaping aspects of our project. We’d be very appreciative of a helping hand or two to help complete: a natural habitat pond, the installation of a watering system, garden beds, vegetable gardens, and a small orchard. If all this sounds of interest, we’d love to hear from you! We’re ready for an immediate start, and can accommodate stays of anything from a week to a couple of months - let us know what works for you. We have a private onsite caravan for guests, complete with kitchen, shower and toilet, with optional additional use of a secondary private bathroom. (To find out more about our house and our project in general, feel free to have a look at the following: - A blurb we did for Sustainable House Day at [https://sustainablehouseday.com/listing/harmony-house/]. This is the shortest overview, and there’s a short video on that page as well (yellow button) showing some of our house features, including our robot lawn mower ‘Humphrey’. - A case study on us at the YourHome site [https://www.yourhome.gov.au/case-studies/Inverloch-Victoria], which has a bit more information. - And also our house website [https://harmonyhouse.com.au], which has the most information.)

We are friendly and positive people, passionate about sustainable living, and love meeting interesting people. We believe with good communication that everyone's needs can be met, so look forward to discussing the best possible homestay experience for you.


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Anfitrión y equipo

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Horas y tareas

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Hostal

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Aprendizaje y diversión

5.0

Alemania

5

I had a great time at Harmony House. Richard and Kerryn are lovely and welcoming hosts and they and the kids gave me the the feeling to be part of the family. We did quite a few nice trips together They have also been very obliging to help me getting a car and planning my further trip. The work was diversified and you have the feeling to have a true impact on the project. The working hours are well organized, but you still got the freedom to choose when to do the work. The food was very nice aswell:) The In general I would totally recommend staying at Harmony House as it is a great experience.

hace 17 días


Richard respondido

Hope the trip - and the car - are going great! You're welcome back any time!

Australia

5

Thank you so much for this experience I had a great time and was interesting learning about the house and it’s functions. Felt like a second family everyone is so welcoming and kind ☺️

hace 2 meses


Richard respondido

Do drop by and see us again sometime, Tahlia! Would be great to catch up!


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