ABOUT THE SOLARHOME PROJECT
The SOLARHOME Project is an idea developed by entrepreneur/building designer David Macfarlane, managing director of Ecoventure Pty Ltd. It has taken more than three years to research, design, and build the prototype at Greens Beach, which was completed in January 2017 and performance-tested for six months before being made available for holiday rental. The project has all been self-funded by David Macfarlane and Ecoventure, and so far the house has exceeded expectations in regards to energy efficiency, power system performance, and comfort.
David first studied Engineering at Sydney Uni, followed by Building at Sydney Tech, then spent twelve years designing and building houses in and around Sydney; after which he returned to uni to complete a BSc in Architecture at UNSW. Between 1994 and 2007 he designed, built, and operated one of Australia's first purpose-built eco-lodges. More recently, in 2014 David completed a Masters in Sustainable Building Design at Oxford Brookes Uni in the UK while developing the SOLARHOME concept. David can be contacted by email: email@example.com