Outback South Australia Sustainable Accommodation, a tourism gem
Energy efficient alterations and additions to this remote commercial hotel features:
- Original character pub building with upgraded accommodation
- Connecting link to new 8-bedroom extension partially sunk into the earth
- Locally sourced and recycled materials
- Passive solar design and technologies
In summer, internally cooled air is introduced near floor level and exhausted through roof spaces. This process is reversed in winter.
Water is solar heated for use and space heating. Thermal mass of walls and earth keeps the temperature of guest rooms comfortable all year with very low energy cost.