This two-and-a-half-storey, architecturally-designed and owner-built house is located at the highest point of Scarborough Beach Road in Doubleview. The house was the first strawbale building that has been approved and built in the City of Stirling, and one of the first in the metropolitan area.

The combination of passive solar design, strawbale walls, insulated sandwich roof panels and double glazing make the house comfortable all year round – without the need for heating or cooling. Together with the solar hot water, solar PV, efficient lighting and appliances, this house generates more power than is used by its five occupants.

The home’s compact modern design allows maximum flexibility and adaptability, with the capacity to accommodate two families within the single house and adjust to the changing needs of the occupants.