An environmentally conscious couple wanted to balance the needs of an inviting family home with a sensible carbon footprint and low energy bills.

The result is a house which harnesses the natural thermal properties of concrete and rammed earth walls to retain heat. A ducted, wood combustion fireplace also provides warmth throughout the home.

Visually, the understated colour palette of natural materials, rammed earth and corrugated iron sits harmoniously with the surrounding rural landscape. At the same time, timber windows and Dutch gables add an element of country character and quiet sophistication to this welcoming home.