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Convertible Pods (Tiny Homes) that are Fire and Storm Resistant

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Tiny homes are now being used as a home to live in, office space, extra accommodation for guests, holiday homes, airbnbs and more. If you are thinking about buying a tiny home, Designology’s fire and storm-resistant Convertible Pod is an affordable and sustainable option.

These Convertible Pods (tiny homes) come with awnings that are very secure when closed. This is a great advantage if the home is not always occupied or your security is key.

Designology’s unique tiny home design is very durable and responds to the changing climate. It does not require load-bearing walls at all. This actually creates more space and makes the floor plan flexible to your needs.

Contact us to find out more about how we can get you into a tiny home.

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Single-bay convertible pod tiny home plan. Note that the picture above is of a two-bay convertible pod.

Two Convertible Homes open for Sustainable House Day

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On Sunday 15 September 2019, open the door to sustainable living and visit two of Designology’s Convertible Homes, on show as part of a day celebrating Australia’s most environmentally progressive homes.

Our convertible home, Cocoon House, in Newbury (which can also be rented out via airbnb ) will be open from 10am to 4pm. The Cocoon House convertible home is two storeys, with four to five bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one powder-room and large balconies. Cocoon House is off-grid. Awnings are installed on windows for weather protection and security. Designology can build Convertible Homes to BAL40.

Our convertible home at Scarsdale will also be open again this year from 10am to 4pm. The unique design of the convertible house with its barrel vault ceiling gives a small space a big feel. The aim was to create a home that had minimal impact on the environment through the use of good orientation for passive solar gain and use of the natural resources available on site – rainfall and solar.

Register with the Sustainable House Day website to get all the details on where to visit our Convertible Homes.

Stay in our convertible home in Newbury

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We love our award-winning Convertible Homes and we really want you to understand why they are the ideal option for building your getaway, holiday home, forever home, shed and so much more.

We have made our own Convertible Home in Newbury available via airbnb so that you can try for yourself. It is the perfect way to see all the benefits of building with us, while enjoying a relaxing stay away in spectacular countryside. Click below to book.

See for yourself. Book some time in our Newbury airbnb - Cocoon House

We’ve made it easy to understand the benefits of our convertible homes – stay in one!

Cocoon house is nestled in the clearing, amongst the towering gum trees of the Wombat state forest. As you wind down our secluded lane the world is left behind you.

Designology's 'Convertible House' in Newbury is designed as an alternative environmentally sustainable, durable, low embodied energy, storm & fire resistant dwelling.

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We are back for Sustainable House Day 2018

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It’s been a year already and we are opening again from 10am until 4pm Sunday 16th September 2018

Visit this link to register your interest, find the address and to see further information:

https://sustainablehouseday.com/house-profile-view/?house_id=28760

The unique design of the Convertible House with its barrel vault ceiling gives a small space a big feel. The aim was to create a home that had minimal impact on the environment through the use of good orientation for passive solar gain and use of the natural resources available on site – rainfall and solar.

Innovation was the key. We wanted to use as much new building technology as possible. This included Mega Anchor foundations – minimal soil disturbance, no trenches, no concrete. Pre-fabricated Hopleys Steel forms the structure of the building and, because the external wall is the only load-bearing wall, we were able to custom-design the interior dividing walls. Large sliding, double-glazed doors form most of the north wall, with small double-glazed skylight windows on the south side. A colorbond roller shutter covers the double-glazed doors on the east side.

The building is rated BAL29 for bushfire protection. A 10,000L bladder bag collects water from the roof. The house relies on off-grid solar power and a battery bank with generator backup. Hot water is supplied via solar evacuated tube with gas booster. All waste water from the house goes directly to a worm farm for processing and doesn’t leave the site. The house is nestled in 20 acres of native bushland and uses exterior colours that blend with this environment. The design and insulating properties of the house make it comfortable all year round with minimal heating and cooling, even in Ballarat.

Kevin Starling, Guest Presenter – Tuesday 6th March at 12PM.

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Designology Director, Kevin Starling, will be a guest presenter discussing fire and storm resistant homes on Tuesday 6 March at the 3rd Modular Construction and Pre-Fabrication ANZ 2018.

The 3rd Modular Construction and Pre-Fabrication ANZ 2018 is the event platform that exhibits the latest techniques and technology in the modularization and prefabrication context.

Discover best practices from modular builders that have successfully built modern modular commercial and residential buildings in and out of the region.

Themed “Innovation. Sustainability. Efficiency. Quality.”, the 3rd edition of the conference will focus on best practices and new innovative techniques and technologies that will strengthen and enhance the uptake of modular construction methodology in the ANZ construction industry.

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Convertible House on show at Scarsdale

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The Convertible House opened for Sustainable House Day in 2017.

The unique design of the convertible house with its barrel vault ceiling gives a small space a big feel. The aim was to create a home that had minimal impact on the environment through the use of good orientation for passive solar gain and use of the natural resources available on site – rainfall and solar.

You can find out more at the Sustainable House Day website