In addition to storage for plant and machinery, the shed also contains a workshop and power system.
This highly efficient collector measures approximately 2 metres square and on a sunny day will provide hot water for the main house and also the apartment.
It is augmented by a wood burner when neccessary
When the water in the storage cylinder for the main house reaches a predetermined temperature it is pumped to the storage cylinder for the apartment. There is provision in the main cylinder to add radiators in future. The controller sets all of the operating parameters for the hot water system
On dark and windy nights the solar photovoltaic system gets additional charging for the house batteries from a 200 watt wind generating turbine
Consists of a 24-volt, 875 Amp Hour battery bank, Victron sine wave 2kVa inverter/charger and 2 solar controllers.
There are three arrays, providing in total, approximately 3 kW of power
These are situated on the wood/gardening shed
The engine of choice for backing up an off-grid power system. Their performance and reliability is legendary.
A 24-volt bank of flooded lead-acid Enersun cells provides 875 Amp Hours of power for the house.
Conveniently located in the walk-in pantry this allows for easy checking of the battery voltage and has a switch to turn on the charger if required.
A large free ranging enclosure for chickens, incorporating a berry cage with Raspberries, Boysenberries, Thornless Blackberries, Black currants, Red currants, Gooseberries, and Strawberries.
After harvest, hens go in to clean up the pests and weed seeds, and to till and fertilise the soil
South = North in the Southern hemisphere, so cool. Ideal spot for a meat safe and a rotary clothes line
Where home killed meat can hang and age in a fly and vermin proof cool store. Also used for storing sealed top preserves. Lockable doors to inside and outside.
In addition to some small firewood groves, the property contains a number of large trees as well as a quantity of logs sufficient for several years of high quality firewood.
Powered by a 620cc petrol engine, it will carry 900kg of payload. It has a towbar, a winch with wireless remote and a 1000 watt sine-wave inverter.
The 37 Ton petrol powered log splitter makes splitting tree rings into firewood a relatively easy task.
It's not that the lawns are very big, but this machine sure makes short work of mowing them