NEVER TOO SMALL: Sustainable Passive Eco Tree House, Australia – 54sqm/581sqft

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Constructed around its 60 year old pepper tree namesake, Pepper Tree Passive House has been built to International Passivhaus standards by architect Alexander Symes and owner/builder Adam Souter. The home is designed to be in use 24 hours a day, as an office for Souter’s building company during the day and at night converted back into a comfortable home. Featuring salvaged & waste materials throughout, the home also makes use of Paperock, a fully recyclable paper-based cellulose material, for joinery in the living space that houses the TV and contains a cleverly concealed office space behind two sets of pocket doors. A custom daybed made from leftover flooring from the build can be turned into a second bed when needed. The main bedroom, which is accessed through a custom OSB sliding pocket door in the living room wall contains two more work spaces, one concealed behind bi-fold pocket doors in the joinery and the other a secret hidden floating shelf underneath the Murphy bed.

We would love to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which this Never Too Small episode was filmed.

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Project Name: Pepper Tree Passive House

Produced by New Mac Video Agency
Creator: Colin Chee
Director: Nam Tran
Camera Operator: Jack Mounsy
Drone Footage:
Producer: Lindsay Barnard
Editor: Gilda Jones
Music: Light Bending by We Dream of Eden & Outside by We Dream of Eden


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