Cropthorne Autonomous House
Mike Coe & Lizzie Stoodley's ultra low energy eco-build
No space heating of any kind No
boiler, no wood stove, no heat pumps.
Super-insulated, triple-glazed, thermally massive.
Designed to the exacting German Passivhaus standard but
it by a factor
of three (heat demand 5kWh/mē/yr).
Completely 'water-neutral' by use of harvested rainwater and
...Uses neither mains water or drainage, nor the energy required
to deliver them.
Intelligent use of renewable energy makes the house carbon negative.
Obtains its servicing almost entirely from the land on which
giving it a tiny environmental footprint.
Although different to a conventionally serviced house, life in
it is designed to be every bit as good.
The Autonomous House is now for sale.
This isn't a decision we've taken lightly. We love living
here it's a wonderful house in a beautiful location.
But we all have to leave our homes eventually, and it's the
prospect of another potentially exciting project which tipped
The sale offers a unique opportunity to purchase what is currently
Britain's most energy efficient private dwelling.
It features four ground-floor bedrooms, a fantastic first-floor
open plan living area, a two-floor conservatory,
plus a whole-house basement containing the autonomous systems
and huge amounts of walk-in storage space.
Designed using the Passivhaus Planning Package (self-certified)
it exceeds this exacting standard by
a considerable margin, meaning no installed heating system
Typically, with grants for solar PV and hot water systems,
and taking simple steps to avoid wasting energy,
achieve an income of around £700 per year (instead
of having to pay bills).
Situated in South Worcestershire between the towns of Evesham
and Pershore, local facilities are excellent,
as is access to road and rail links, and the house is just
a mile from Bredon Hill and surrounded by beautiful countryside.
Any enquiries please email (To send a message
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The Autonomous House is on sale through
agents Fine & Country Click
Here for more details.
Autonomous House Video Tour.
Mike has produced a short video tour of the house, with the emphasis
on explaining the autonomous features. If you've not been able to visit,
then this is the next best thing!
here to view.