Property SP0017 - Eco-House in Le Marche, Italy
We have given this property a rating of 4 on our Sustainability Rating. This is based on the following answers to our questions. Please note that the answers are given by the owners and are not validated by us.
Stone faced terracotta anti seismic block with anti seismic ring beams on floating concrete anti seismic raft foundations.
Terracotta nuns and monks tiles on wooden beams.
200mm Gutex thermosafe insulation wood fibre boards in walls giving a combined U value of 0.18 Breathing wall design with semi-permeable membrane. Extruded polystyrene underfloor insulation under zoned underfloor heating system.
300 mm Gutex thermosafe wood fibre boards plus gutex multiplex top wood fibre boards with 2 100mm air vents for summer cooling and semi- permeable membrane breathing roof total U value 0.1.
Solid oak frames with Saint Gobian thermal glass with 18mm air gap..
Solar panels wood and gas.
Solar panels and gas.
Gas/ electric ovens with external 1200mm Valoriana wood fired oven which is new and fully insulated.
Mains water , well water and rainwater collection tank for irrigation.
Peaches olives (60 trees) figs cherries almonds Apples and Pears Large organic vegetable garden.
The house is 320 square meters in living area split in upper and lower very high quality apartments connected by both internal and external staircases. The lower apartment is let as a very successful holiday letting business about 20 weeks of the year. It is listed in Alistair Sawday's special places to stay in Italy.
Owners opinion on sustainable features?
This is a farm house which has enough land and woodland to be 50 to 70% self sufficient and has its own water supply for irrigation and chlorine free solar heated swimming pool.
This property has an option available for a further 6.5 hectares comprising of DOC standard vineyards, arable and wood land which is currently rented giving a further rental income. It has a chlorine free 10 by 5 metre swimming pool with child proof fence and about .5 hectare of landscaped gardens with olive and fruit trees and large vegetable garden. It has 50 square metres of workshop space.