Renew organisation has decided to take the Sustainable House Day online. This is sad for us as we do enjoy the personal interaction that we have with visitors to our home. However on a recent video conference with them it appears that we will have real time Q & A’s with people on the day (still Sept 20th).

We are going to have to learn how to do a virtual tour and make it interesting and engaging. Anyway it will keep us off the streets for a bit longer!

Talking of social distancing and all that we have been wondering about offering our walk through tours to small groups of 10 or so if the rules are gradually relaxed enough to allow it. Would this appeal to you and what if we charged $10 ea to cover costs?

Covid has also given us time to work on the house and garden. Sue’s Winter garden is going well and we have completed the 2 final wicking beds, to a new improved design. And we just completed a photo shoot for the local council magazine (Onkaparinga Now) which we will add to this website in the new Articles section. Thanks to our son Tom for enabling it, and the whole website in fact. Please have a look at it.

Spending more time indoors means using our reverse cycle air conditioner more often. We realised that by running it mainly during the day on solar power we could pre-heat the house for evenings, a good example of on-going learning to ‘Sail’ one’s house sustainably.

Other exciting news – our new Leaf EV is charging on PVs too and V2Home enabled (as a home battery) when this becomes available. More later!

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