WITCHCLIFFE ECOVILLAGE


With established homes on the ground as well as several currently under construction in the village, we have an extensive experience with both the design and construction processes. We can custom design your home or you can choose from one of our tailored designs.

The Nyitting

The Nyitting or “Dreaming” literally means ‘cold time’ or ‘ancestral time’. The Noongar people know it as the ‘Creation time’, a time before time when spirits created the land and all living things.

Our smallest home, The Nyitting, is a straw bale two-bed, one-bath house with well sized spaces, great flow and excellent passive solar performance. It is a superbly comfortable home throughout all seasons. Openings are carefully positioned to optimise air-flow, keeping the home fresh at all times. Universal accessibility has been considered in detail, making this home perfect for independent living. The concrete floor is lightly polished, minimising the use of building products such as tiles and toxic tile glues. The bathroom is located to the north, with a full height window to the shower, which not only looks gorgeous but also keeps the area mould-free naturally all year round.

With 98sqm of internal living (150sqm total), The Nyitting has been specifically designed to fit a Groupie Lot at WEV, but could be utilised on any lot in the development and can be constructed out of timber, hempcrete or straw bale.

Key Features

  • Straw bale, recycled brick and timber frame construction
  • Zincalume roofing
  • uPVC double glazed windows
  • Burnished concrete floors and tiled bathrooms / laundry
  • Sustainability Features
  • Passive solar design
  • Well insulated, thermally efficient home
  • Low embodied energy materials (carbon negative)
  • Energy efficient heat pump hot water system
  • Plumbed ready for greywater system
  • Minimum 6.6kW solar PV system (not included as standard)
  • Rainwater tanks and pump (not included as standard)

The Wooditch

The Noongar people know the Margaret River region as Wooditchup, named after Wooditch, the magic man who created the river in the Nyitting time or Dreaming time.

A contemporary yet simple design, the three- or four-bedroom Wooditch home is designed to maximise passive solar performance. The external walls are built out of a selection of hempcrete and framed timber walls, allowing for amazing thermal performance. Openings are placed to allow good airflow, keeping the home fresh at all times. Universal accessibility has been considered in detail, making this home perfect for independent living. The vertical and horizontal thermal mass will assist in minimising temperature fluctuations internally throughout the year. The ensuite and bathrooms are located to the north with full height windows to the shower, keeping the areas comfortable and mould-free naturally all year round.

An option for an upper floor retreat, with a fourth bedroom, makes this home a versatile and spacious entertainer for when family and friends come to visit for an extended time.

Key Features

  • Hempcrete and timber frame construction
  • Zincalume roofing
  • uPVC double glazed windows
  • Burnished concrete floors and tiled bathrooms / laundry
  • (Refer to Specifications Schedule for more detail.)

Sustainability Features

  • Passive solar design
  • Well insulated, thermally efficient home
  • 
Low embodied energy materials (carbon negative)
  • Energy efficient heat pump hot water system
  • 
Plumbed ready for greywater system
  • Minimum 6.6kW solar PV system (not included as standard)

The Warden

Wardan means ‘the sea’, and Wardan Boodjar means ‘sea country’, which is how the Noongar people know the coast areas of the South West. Wardan is of great spiritual significance to the coastal Noongar.

This large, barn style home is designed to ensure a large family can live comfortably. And universal accessibility has been considered in detail throughout, making this home perfect for independent living too.

The Wardan takes entertaining to the next level with an outdoor kitchen area in the spacious alfresco, which protects the western side of the home and also connects to the communal space. Openings are placed to allow good airflow, allowing the seabreeze to keep the air fresh and cool. The vertical and horizontal thermal mass features minimises temperature fluctuations internally throughout the year. Ensuite and bathrooms positioned to the north with full height window to the shower keeps the wet areas mould-free naturally.


Key Features

  • Hempcrete and timber frame construction
  • Zincalume roofing
  • uPVC double glazed windows
  • Burnished concrete floors and tiled bathrooms / laundry

Sustainability Features

  • Passive solar design
  • Well insulated, thermally efficient home
  • Low embodied energy materials (carbon negative)
  • Energy efficient heat pump hot water system
  • Plumbed ready for greywater system
  • Minimum 6.6kW solar PV system (not included)
  • Rainwater tanks and pump (not included)

Feel free to contact us anytime for an obligation free chat.

Sustainable Building Design
In the South West, Western Australia
0410 416 005
51 Mardo Drive, Witchcliffe WA 6286