>Sustainable Rating for property SP0166

SP0166 - Bioclimatic eco. house with stunning views, France

We have given this property a rating of 3 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 and wood ... pitch pine, chestnut and oak .


Treated sheeps fleece , wood fibre.

thermolaine ... from sheeps fleece.

wood ..... 2 windows pvc.

Double galzed.


Heating House?
Jotul double combustion woodburning stove.

Heating Water?
Solar with emersion heater.

Cooking method?
gas hob , electric oven.

mains, with a water source sufficient to install a turbine.

2 sources :spring water from an underground source. second spring from a mixture of sources for irrigation , possible to create a natural pool.
Already installed an outside bath .

Food production?
:Mature and old varieties of apple, pear, cherry , apricot, peaches. Raspberries, blackcurrants , strawberries , hazlenuts, walnuts.
Fully productive organic terraced gardens, some raised beds, three large cold frames. Teaching garden .

Food production - %?
At least half veg. consumption and self sufficient in fruit .

Income possibilities?
Already functioning as a reatreat center for 3 ... could be expanded, more B&B , walking tours, mountain bike holidays, plant sales, seed , land for grazing sheep, donkeys, hens, geese .

Owners opinion on sustainable features:
Could be completely self sufficient, with the fields and woodland. Feasibility estimate for a water turbine , could make a small lake, and water flow for permaculture garden.

This is a unique mountain property with land surrounding the house, giving privacy and potential for future development.

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