Covid gave this Perth couple a nudge to fast-track their Yallingup treechange dreams.
Eamonn and Rebecca used to live in East Fremantle, in a modest house on a battleaxe block. It was great in many ways, but had the potential to be much more sustainable than it actually was. “It was an architect-designed rear duplex with big north-facing windows, but the overhang was too large and we didn’t have enough thermal mass to take advantage of the winter sun,” Rebecca recalls. “There wasn’t sufficient roof space to add solar panels, and the house was heavily treed-in anyway.”
However, the floor plan of that home worked well for the couple and their dog, so they used it as inspiration for their recently completed new build in Yallingup, about 250kms from………….