In this section we will present our design ideas and theories relating to the building of Roselea.

First of all we will be doing the majority of the build ourselves including making most parts of the house. This includes making windows and doors, rainwater tanks, MHRV system etc.

Our basic philosophy has been to design and build a house which will have a low impact on the environment throughout its life, but we are not eco-warriors! As such all design elements will have to be cost-effective or have a good life enhancement value.

In short we will be build a super insulated house with full MHRV and Thermal Solar. The house will be predominately made of wood.

More detail are in the following sections :-