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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.

House-construction?
Stone and wood ... pitch pine, chestnut and oak .

Roof-construction:?
Slates.

House-insulation:?
Treated sheeps fleece , wood fibre.

Roof-insulation:?
thermolaine ... from sheeps fleece.

Window-construction:?
wood ..... 2 windows pvc.

Window-glazing:?
Double galzed.

Window-shutters:?
No.

Heating House?
Jotul double combustion woodburning stove.

Heating Water?
Solar with emersion heater.

Cooking method?
gas hob , electric oven.

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

Water?
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.

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



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