JANE MARRIOTT’S MUDDIE NEAR CRESWICK
As part of BREAZE monthly visits to Climate Friendly Homes 2014.
Open Sunday 16th Feb – tour starts at 10am to 11.30
Simple Living When I was looking to buy a house for my move to the Ballarat area I came across this small muddie on a 20-acre bush block with lots of work needed on the house, “garden” and the bush. For 18 months I travelled from Stawell and worked for 3 or 4 days each week completing indoor and outdoor rendering of the mud bricks, re-laying mortar in the brick floor, rebuilding an internal mud brick wall, installing a kitchen and bathroom - all second hand of course – and lots of work wrestling with a garden and Gorse and other weeds in the bush. Now things are nearly finished - including my stand-alone solar system, now waterproofed concrete water tanks, productive gardens, fire fighting set up, an indigenous garden and lots more. We have also fitted out a shipping container as a study. Simple, modest sized, user friendly, workable, down to earth and sustainable are the principles for my home and my lifestyle. Check the BREAZE website for details