For anyone looking for sustainability and eco-friendly living, this must be one of the most compelling properties in South Wairarapa.
Completely off grid, a wind turbine and solar panels provide for the entire energy requirements. Natural wool fibres have been used for the insulation. Energy efficient lighting and underfloor heating of the entire ground floor provide for modern day comfort. Passive solar gains are provided through the homes northerly aspect.
Natural timbers such as American Oak and Tasmanian Black Wood , as well as terracotta tiles are used throughout the generous rooms, luxurious bathrooms and the spacious open plan kitchen. The emphasis is on creating an environment that is entirely functional, efficient and yet quite beautiful. The open plan upper floor lends itself to a perfect home office or teenage retreat.
Outside, 5 hectares of flat grassland lends itself for further eco-development, with rainwater harvesting and well's already in place, fruit trees and vegetables gardens already provide for the family and animals. A large double garage with workshop area comes complete with diesel generator for the emergency back up plan.
In the heart of one of New Zealands foremost wine regions, the home is conveniently located just a couple of minutes from Featherston train station with excellent connections to Wellington. The commute is an easy 1 hour to the CBD. Greytown for shopping and Martinborough with its wineries are just a little further up the road.
This is an unique opportunity to embark on a sustainable, off grid lifestyle in the country, whilst enjoying all the amenities necessary in a modern and busy life. Are you ready for this?