Straw bale House Eco Retreat
Drone survey of straw bale house ECO retreat
Debra & her partner run a 10 ha eco retreat in Melbourne’s Mornington peninsular. A fantastic way to get away from the big smoke and be one with nature again! The property is purposely built to be as sustainable and energy efficient as possible. From growing organic fruit & veg, renewable energy, mixing hay & cement for walls to LED downlights.
The property also has goats, horses, chickens, migrating ducks and their 2 lovely dogs (Rosie & Porche).
Drone imagery of the property
Strawbale House Eco Retreat prides itself on its sustainable living and best practices. Some of the features of the property are below
- Solar power
- Water treatment and purification plant for sewerage and grey water
- Vacuated tubes solar hot water
- Rain water tanks for all house water
- Dam water for gardens, animals, and fire prevention
- Passive solar designed house
- Maximum insulation( strawbale building material)
- Low carbon footprint, renewable or recycled building material
- Local sand and lime render inside and out( a surface that breathes and traps in carbon in the process)
- Low energy appliances and LED throughout
- Double glazed windows
- Low flush toilets
- Greenhouse for propagation
- Vegetable and fruit gardens(self sufficiency)
- Chickens and bees
For more information ontheir sustainable living features or if you like to stay with Debra there are 3 rooms listed on Airbnb; Ground floor, Amber room and the 2 room wing or give her a call on 0401132639.
Provide imagery of the property so Debra & Krispy can overlay plans to build a natural water garden for growing aqua plants, and designing a natural swimming pond. Also for the flow of water over the property, to create creek beds and natural habitat for migrating birds and local flora and fauna.
We used Drone deploy app & software to map the entire property. Flights are pre programmed and completely automated including take off & landing. The drone flies along a pre programmed path taking images every few meters with just enough for overlap.
When data is processed the output can be a high res 2D image, 3D orthomosaic model or elevation map of the area. The 2D map will give Debra an idea from a bird eye point of view where to place the water garden.
The terrain model will help her fine tune and confirm if the position she wants will work with nature. Terrain gradients on the image will give her an idea of water runoffs due to gravity and where the water is most likely to pool into after a large downpour. We also used Propeller software for the terrain gradients.
For more information on mapping contact email@example.com