EarthBnB is a super sustainable, bushfire resilient, self-sufficient, tiny home (44 square metres floor area). This is the next evolution of Earthship Ironbank, Australia's first council approved Earthship.
It is ideal for a bed and breakfast or a small home for a single or couple in an off-grid location. Many Councils will allow you to have a bed and breakfast as well as your own home. You can't have two "dwellings" but you can potentially have one "dwelling" and a small building for "tourist accommodation" or "granny flat".
There may be grant opportunities to reduce construction costs:
The Federal Government's Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grant (project value of $20,000 up to $10 million) - this applies to Council zones that were affected by the bushfires in the summer of 2019-2020.
Land - idealy in a rural or semi rural area (bushfire prone areas are ideal). A flat site or north facing slope is ideal. A minimum area of 20m x 20m is needed with good solar access (minimal shading to the north).
Money - $129,000 is the approximate construction cost, dependant on your site conditions (soil type, slope etc)
Permission - Earthship Eco Homes can supply a set of drawings and other documentation (engineering, energy assessment etc) for Council approval.
Step 1 - Contact Earthship Eco Homes for a free consultation Discuss your site and your project with Dr Martin Freney, Australia's most experienced Earthship designer. Book a free appointment now by clicking the button below.
The Online Tour enables you to explore EarthBnB in 3D. Unlikely to work on a phone but it works on a computer with Google Chrome browser (the browser must be WebGL2 enabled). Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move. Space bar to change between fly and walk mode. Use your mouse to look around. You can change the time of day (and shadows) too - follow the on-screen instructions. Click on the button below for the Online 3D Tour.