Beautifully located on a secluded bush-covered acre overlooking a nature reserve teeming with wildlife, Greens Beach Solarhome is only a few minutes walk to the beach, national park walking trails, golf course, and general store/cafe. The view from the sun-drenched veranda is an unblemished vista of tea tree and she-oak, with the constantly soothing sound of the ocean in the background, plus half a dozen curious wallabies grazing on the front lawn each evening under the clearest night sky you're likely to see anywhere in the world. It's less than an hours drive from Launceston, at the northern end of the Tamar Valley, Tasmania's premier wine growing region.
Greens Beach Solarhome is quite possibly the world's first modern all-electric, completely emission free, totally off-grid house. It's a luxuriously-appointed, state-of-the-art solar-powered house which is naturally comfortable in all seasons – fresh and cool (less than 26°C) throughout summer, but warm and cosy (around 20°C) in winter, without the need of a wood fire, gas heater (or cooker), or backup generator. And it's got all the mod cons and appliances you'd expect of a modern home, yet is completely self-sufficient for power, waste, and water, even throughout a cold Tasmanian winter. For more information about the Solarhome's unique and innovative design, check out The SOLARHOME Project